This "Spinner" Windows Phone concept handset proposes a swivel camera and aluminum body

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While smartphones with swivel / rotating / flippable cameras are becoming more and more popular (at least in Asia), there’s not a single model to run Windows Phone - they’re all based on Android. Probably with that in mind, Phone Designer created a concept smartphone called Spinner, which is based on Windows Phone and includes a rotating camera.

Unlike the swivel cameras that we’ve seen until now, the one that the Spinner concept proposes is situated on the upper right corner of the device, thus giving it a distinct look. What’s more, the imaginary handset is made out of aluminum and plastic, these aspects also contributing to its unusual design. The phone has a 4.7-inch display of unspecified resolution, and is only 7mm thick - thus being comparable to an iPhone 6 (as you’ll see in the images included below).

Like most concept phones, the Spinner will most likely never become a real device. But maybe - by accident or not - someday we’ll see some handsets that resemble it. Would you like that to happen?

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32 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Very unusual but stunning design. I'd love to have it! Look's like something Vertu's/Porsche's design team would create.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah great design. I love square designs especially on a WP. If its WP I'll always prefer square edged designs .

8. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

And I want to swivel throw an AXE at these unrealistic concept designers. Why can they design feasible concepts instead?

11. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

can't*

12. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wouldn't you just shoot a black arrow at it?

15. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

that's true, bluebeetle..... too bad we couldn't have you on arrow. Also If you watched arrow Season 1 finale, you would have noticed that I swivel threw something at john diggle.

14. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

even without the spinning camera, the design is still better than samesung galaxy s5

16. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 605; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

lol there's always one of you in a comment section.

28. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

we're DC comics characters after all.

32. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"even without the spinning camera, the design is still better than samesung galaxy s5" -sapibuntinx Yes, because comparing a real design (S5) to a fake one (spinning camera) makes you seem smart. I also have a lightsaber that is MUCH better than a regular metal sword, or even a handgun that shoots bullets. Also, I travel the galaxy in a flying saucer. Much easier than those propellant-based rocket ships. That's so 20th century...

33. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 605; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

He tried really hard to make it seem like he wasn't..

26. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

This is just more work for me lol. I still prefer 2 cameras opposed to 1. Already had a swivel camera phone from Sky, back in 2002 lol

2. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Love the design. The only thing it misses is a camera button.

3. TerryTerius unregistered

Though I understand complex designs are difficult to implement in real life and thus are doomed to be flights of fancy... It'd really be nice to see a major company take on some of the more bold ideas shown by various artists. Oftentimes it's not even as if some of these concept phones are so vastly different than what's on the market that they'd be difficult to actually create. Makes me wonder why there hasn't been anyone that's hired some of these designers and turned their more feasible ideas into reality. At the very least we'd have more aesthetically interesting devices and greater diversity among the OEM's instead of endless isles of slightly different takes on familiar frames. Turns out there are many, may ways to make a rectangle interesting ^_^

4. kiza_88

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

nice design i like it

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Interseting design, but really sharp edges though. Seems like it'll be hard to hold.

7. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

excellent concept.. hope it becomes mainstream one day.. and is available with Android 2..

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Android 2? 2009 called. It wants you back. Do you even tech, bro?

18. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Android 2 is code for the next Android project... when they scrap it, make it more like iOS with Windows' Live Tiles, and sold exclusively through Amazon. Do YOU even tech? :-P

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Apparently not.

21. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Sounds more like a crappy troll/sarcasm comment than anything.

10. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Awesome!!!

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

As long as they learn from the mistakes of the first swivel camera's and make sure the hinge/rotating mechanism/whatever, is made of preferably durable metal it might work well, however if there's anything the first ones showed it was if there is something loose on your phone, be it for turning, opening e.t.c. make it very durable or people will break it a ton.

20. inlinev

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 02, 2014

No capacitive or on-screen buttons for Home, Search and Back buttons. A concept should include those as a part of the representation as well. Beyond that, the use case for a swiveling camera is pretty thin. The rest of the design is attractive but it isn't mind bending.

22. Rager722 unregistered

I call it the "HTC One W8 Spin"

23. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

sexy ass windows phone

24. fuithapaa

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

Awesome concept! WP fits really well.

25. feli_g

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

F'ckin sexy!

27. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

That is one HOT phone, true, a dedicated cam button be nice, also, the WP live tile window absolutely compliments it. Damn that is HOT

29. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Looks cool.

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