Slick Galaxy S7 edge renders build on top of existing Samsung patent for a trapezoid phone design

Slick Galaxy S7 edge renders build on top of existing Samsung patent for a trapezoid phone design
For quite some time now, even amateur designers have been dreaming up smartphone concept designs, but the majority are typically either poorly made, or completely fictitious. The folks over at 3DFuture are neither new to modelling, however, and in this case they've delivered some pretty slick-looking renders based on a recently unearthed Samsung design patent. They're calling it the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, though we obviously have no compelling evidence suggesting that the patent is, indeed, a glimpse into the future.

Said patent is pretty interesting, if only because Samsung designers are obviously toying with the idea of a trapezoid phone — one a lot alike to the Ubuntu Edge, which never made it to the market. In any case, what the folks over at the design studio did is take the basic outlines and spirit of the design patent, and then add some substance and color. The results, as you can see, yield an imposing-looking smartphone that looks all kinds of alien and, therefore, cool.

We won't get into the nitty-gritty here, and will refrain from commenting on the seeming impracticality of the proposed design. If this ever becomes a reality, however, we'd be quite curious as to how it translates into everyday life, what with those sharp corners and sub-optimal placing of the selfie cam. In the meantime, however, we're quite enjoying these.


source: 3DFuture

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50 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ok This Looks Super Cool But It Seems Like It Wouldn't Feel Great In The Hand.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

You hold your phone up and down not side to side?

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Hold My Phone In Portrait And Landscape. Mostly Landscape Cause I Play A Lot Of Games That Require It. And This Phone Doesn't Seem Like It Would Be Comfortable To Hold While Playing Games.

46. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

If the top and bottom angular surfaces had notification screens in it that would be super cool!!!

18. BORIS070

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

at these paintings can be seen, that in turn has a non expandable memory and a fixed battery . fail

21. buccob

Posts: 2946; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah, I had Samsung friends that used to criticized Sony about the feeling in hand... I want to know their opinions about this one...

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think it would be a hit across the world the look and i bet if its liquid metal it will feel amazing, but one thing i would like the front speakers at the top and bottom edge,

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Think It Would Be A Hit To, Cause People See Something Cool Or Exotic And They Just Have To Have it, Also Being A Samsung Phone Everyone Will Assume Its A Great Phone (The S7 Will Be Of Course)

33. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Speakers on edges would be terrible misstake

36. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3935; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No Worse Than The Back Or The Bottom So It Would Be Ok.

51. Gasteasoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

It WOULD in fact be worse. Since you hold your phone by the sides with your skin in contact at the whole surface, effectively having the possibility to block 100% of the speakers, whereas on the back you don't block out the whole surface since your fingers arch around the back.

30. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The super cool looks could be complemented by incredible functionality provided there is screen in the top and bottom edges for notifications and some more utilities. Exciting times ahead!

31. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Goddam that render is sexy. LG be like tho: "I did it first"

34. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I agree with Arch, if this concept really makes it to production it would be awesome. It really looks unique and elegant specially in an all black model. Uncomfortable to hold? Really who cares the design really shines in my opinion. Samsung make it happen please!

40. Acer_Predator unregistered

at last not protruding camera on samsung phones

42. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Have you seen the S6?

44. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

the design is wierd

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

pointless design...

6. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

You will say it is a good design if it has a fruit logo.

27. phonearenarocks

Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Half eaten fruit to be more specific :P

47. d4v0333

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

to be even more specific it would be half eaten and rotten

7. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Pointy design

20. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Since when did design have to have a point?

22. buccob

Posts: 2946; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

A good design is one that also serve a purpose, practicality or function. This one only serves looks...

3. carlemillward unregistered

That moment someone rips off your concept, but you can do nothing because they were the first to making it public. Ah, silicon valley...

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

It looks nice id get it if they did release it.

16. BORIS070

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

any sharp edges there, someone here can be cut by hands

5. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

I think this design is pointless unless they make use of both ends with small information screens.

8. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

looks like an ubuntu edge .... i think it is fake as f**k

9. Shocky unregistered

Nice concept phone, very pointy.

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