Shiny HTC Aero concept renders envision volume buttons placed on the bottom

Shiny HTC Aero concept renders envision volume buttons placed on the bottom
The HTC Aero is one of the most intriguing announcements scheduled for 2015's second half. No wonder - it's supposed to be everything that the HTC One M9 wasn't - that is, exciting. While it is a solid and competent smartphone with stunning good looks, the M9 feels virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor, and its camera and gaming performance, while improved, couldn't really account for a year of progress. 

Slow sales made HTC realise its 2015 flagship plans were mistaken from the get-go, which has allegedly prompted the company to revise its approach and introduce something different in the second half of this year. CEO Cher Wang already mentioned HTC will release a new "hero device" towards the end of the year, but any details surrounding the handset's design and features have been left to one's imagination.

Aspiring product designer Hasan Kaymak is no stranger to turning his imaginative smartphone concepts into illustrious renders, and his latest muse is none other than the HTC Aero. True to form, Hasan's vision for the device is exceedingly shiny, without verging into opulent. The front panel is free of side bezels, while the back panel is curved, its lines looking similar to a sports car. Obviously, a polished, mirror-like metal chassis isn't a good choice as it's prone to distracting or blinding the user with light reflections, but it does look great on a render.

Perhaps most controversially, the smartphone's volume buttons have been placed on its bottom left side, which is unusual, to say the least. We're not quite sure what Hasan's big idea is, but at least he's thinking of something different. What do you think of it?




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