Galaxy Nexus 2 concept is well-designed and ridiculous

Galaxy Nexus 2 concept is well-designed and ridiculous
We see a lot of concept devices roll through all of the time. The vast majority of concept renders are for rumored Apple products, but there will be the occasional concept of a BlackBerry device, or even an official concept from Nokia. One thing that we don't see too often are concept renders for Google Nexus devices. Sure, we'll see the occasional render designed to fool people into thinking it's a leak of the real product, but that's not quite the same as a concept. Today, we saw a pretty interesting concept render for what would be a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2. 

The concept was designed by Killu-Chan, and shows a Samsung-made Nexus phone that would feature a 5" display at 720p resolution covered in Gorilla Glass 2. Inside, the concept calls for 32GB of storage, 42Mbps HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 with MHL and USB on the go. The ridiculous part is that the concept also calls for 8GB of RAM, which we're really hoping is just a typo, because if that's really an expected feature of the designer, we may just have to throw out the entire idea. Rounding out the internals would be a 2GHz quad-core Tegra 3 and a 3200 mAh battery.

As far as cameras, there would be a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP rear camera. Also on the back would be an LED flash, and in addition to the current set of camera features, the designer is calling for simultaneous HD video and image recording. 

All of that sounds nice and dreamy, some even seems reasonable. The design itself uses a teardrop shape that is expected to be part of the iPhone 5 design. The other major part of the design is that it has no bezel on the sides of the screen. This is a fairly common design point, but it's one that we don't really expect to take off any time soon. It's a good idea to shrink the side bezel in order to fit a larger screen, but to take away the bezel all-together would cause too many issues with accidental touches.

Overall, it looks like a pretty interesting concept, but not one that we're really expecting or would even be too excited about. It looks sort of like a smoothed-out DROID X. It's never a good sign when a concept design is more interesting for its spec sheet than the design itself. What do you think? Are we being too hard on it?

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60 Comments

60. li0nh3art

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

Jesus Christ! 8GB of RAM... Seriously Ridiculous!

55. austincnb

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

what happened to the contour display and the the bezel ,wouldnt buy it i hope that this design stays a concept and they rethink this alot because its specs are way amazing just the design turns me off

54. penetrode

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

..fe's ..od

53. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

no way, NO WAY should Samsung have the Nexus for what, the 3rd time in a row? 4th maybe? the HTC Nexus i would have gotten, and Samsung deserved a chance and they made a banging Nexus but come on... not every Nexus can be Samsung now!! Jesus at least give us Motorola or LG... ANYTHING but Samsung!

56. austincnb

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

really, give other companies a chance to show what they can do we saw what samsung can do two times but if the concept looks like that they really need to give the project to someone else

51. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

im dying to have one!!!

50. greenhulk

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

The guts are for sure ridiclous, the side bezel would be a lose, it saves my life many of times, the flat rounded design from the X, buts is still a beast of a phone, siskel and ebert ratings would be two thumbs up and I would buy it!

49. deventure

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

honestly thats a pretty bad render and concept in every way

47. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

I like how the top and bottom rounded corners have a different degree of arc. No signs of apple lawsuit here!

46. noldypinontoan

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

i like the design and specification, i hope it come true :)

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I already pre-ordered the phone :-) In my mind....

40. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

braingasm

39. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

It's a good idea to shrink the side bezel in order to fit a larger screen, but to take away the bezel all-together would cause too many issues with accidental touches. this ist the most importan sentences of this article..you can feel what they mean if you are an expert of the smartphone world.

37. iamkrishna

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

the top portion looks like the porsche-blackberry phone

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

on a side note, the the edge to edge screen "accidental touch" is easily fixed by making the sides of the phone less finger sensitive while in portrait mode or with better touch detection that can figure out if its a finger tip or the fat part of your thumb. They have that now on laptop touch pads, so its not like its science fiction.

33. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

yellow and black sounds good or maroon and black

32. ilia1986 unregistered

Make it 2GB Ram and not 8, and have the Exynos 5250 instead of the T3, up the battery to 4,100 mAh and you got yourself The SGS4 :)

30. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The designer's brain is a piece of monkey crap!

29. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

*puking rainbows over my s3

28. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'm in love AGAIN...

26. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

There's a phone coming out with no bezel already forgot what company need more phone like it

25. Sinaps

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

Holy crap....I better start saving up some money for this.

24. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

5 inches ? I think 4.2 ~ 4.6 is good enough Looks really nice though, a bit large for my hand

21. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

That is a handsome phone.

20. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

This is fake for sure.. But it looks like Pantech Vega S5.. I want Galaxy S IV to be looked like this..

19. wademvp91

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Absolutely no way in hell that it comes with 8GB of Ram. That's nothing but overkill and the battery, no matter how large will suffer. Its so unnecessary. However, the rest COULD be legit.

18. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

If thats the real story.. Then the phone will Rock..!

17. AdamOutler

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Nexus phones tend to have a curved face. Convex or concave... this looks like an ugly brick. No way, no how its a nexus.

57. austincnb

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i really miss the contour display guess i will stick with gn

16. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

i think this thing is sick! awesome design. make it in blue with oxidzed blue metel backing bump battery up to 3800 or 4000 to make it through the day, and like the other poster said, drop in a exynos quad clocked at 2!!! yeah momma! i am kinda of tired of white and black. red might be cool also or yellow!

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