Titanium Lumia FX800 design concept screams 'Nokia, take note!'

Titanium Lumia FX800 design concept screams 'Nokia, take note!'
Nokia Lumia 920 is already crushing the preorder pages in Europe, luring customers with its camera module suspension mechanism that allows it to soak up to five times more light than your typical smartphone cam. That optical image stabilization comes with a price, though, and it is a chubbier, heavier device than what we became accustomed to see in flagship smartphones in the last years.

Nokia already said it will unveil a new design paradigm for its Windows Phone 8 devices next year, as it has been coasting so far largely with variations of the polycarbonate unibody shell created initially for the Nokia N9

Some of these plans might include the use of metal in the chassis, as a more premium material, which will place Lumia flagships on equal design footage with handsets like the iPhone 5, which utilizes glass and aluminum for the slick, thin casing. 

One such design concept project comes in the form of the Nokia Lumia FX800, inspiration for which is derived from the Nokia 8910 Titanium, which was introduced way back in 2002. The idea is to give Nokia Lumia aficionados a slim and exclusive handset, which won't clash directly with the Lumia 920 sales, as it wouldn't offer the OIS tech, for instance.

The Lumia FX800 would be a stylish 8mm thin phone cast out of titanium, with a large, 4.65" HD AMOLED display, issued as a high-end exquisite offering by Nokia. What do you think, should the Finns take note from the titanium design concept you are seeing in the slideshow below?

Thanks for the renders, Apple Conspiracy team!



1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

It should be FX800, not FX5800, right? Gotta say, looks like a promising device. Nokia for innovations, yeah!

43. kunal2609

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

reception mite become an issue with the use of all metal body...bt stil,amazing...

46. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia's designers said themselves that the new "feel" of Nokia was polycarbonate, so I highly doubt metal would make a resurgence. Not to mention they have experience with it (N8, E7, etc) and deliberately moved away from it. That said, the third-party concept looks good and I like the color. Not sure how I feel about the buttons though.

2. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Actually it's FX800, not FX5800, so maybe you could edit the title and text. Thanks for publishing, and maybe the readers will like it enough to approve our wishes for Nokia in the near future.

7. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Fixed, like how the grey tiles match the titanium chassis, very streamlined looks...

16. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Am not yet a fan of WP8 but i would totally consider this phone, and if microsoft would allow background pics and transparents tiles that would be cool

25. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

It will sell as long as Ballmer is not in it

30. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I would dislike it so much if MS allows background pics because it will destroy the simple beauty of the Metro UI. Plus it will make the display too busy since the live tiles already do a lot of movements, including flipping over! MS, please no background pics! Thanks! And I also hope Ballmer will continue on!

31. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

resolution should be 1024x768 at 4.65 inches... --whats the difference between pentile and rgb? i dont know.

59. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/One-S-One-X-Screens-theverge.jpg Pentile makes the image look crappy. Non-pentile is the only way to go.

67. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That's the One X vs. One S. That's a terrible comparison of RGB vs. Pentile, considering the One X has 312 ppi and the One S has only 256 ppi. When both RGB and Pentile are 300+ ppi Pentile is hardly noticeable from average viewing distance. People really over-exaggerate Pentile.

61. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And 1024x768? Why?

70. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

why the fukk did they invented and still use pentile.. if rgb is better?!?! i mean 1280x768 display. ppi for better density and aspect ratio 16:10 for better balance of the screen.. 16:9 feels only good for movies, but not generally better for overall use like 16:10.

72. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

PenTile configuration of subpixels is invented because it was cheaper and simpler than full RGB subpixel matrix. Then it was used specifically for OLED displays because they couldn't achieve the pixel density they wanted for RGB. Now it's the same situation. They mastered the mass production of RGB matrix above-200 ppi for AMOLEDs but they couldn't do it for high-definition screens, for which they still have to use PenTile. Only few weeks ago first non-PenTile HD AMOLED screen was introduced in Galaxy Note II, but again for lower pixel density since it has 5.5 inches. We must wait for another year for HD AMOLED screens above-300 PPI become available for mass production. Nokia FX800 could use only PenTile for now. I hope this clears some things concerning your question. I agree for the aspect ratio. This one is 16:9 just for the sake of "sleekness", not for optimal usage.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Too good to be true...

4. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

seems possible to me

5. MeoCao unregistered

Please use it for 1st Nokia Android phone.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Stop it already damn i hate people still crying that Nokia did not chose Android! Damn get over it, and i am happy they didn't, Android is getting boring, we need something refreshing. And i think WP was a good choice!

41. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

its MeoCao, just ignore the troll...

60. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Chill dude. Some like android, some like windows. I appreciate both and think that this hardware would fit perfectly with either OS. He wasn't crying. Just stating an opinion. Just chill.

64. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

No, although I love android, I wouldn't want this to get android.. first of all, it is a minimalistic design which requires a minimalistic-designed UI/OS.. And it's WP8 for that matter..

6. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Nokia have got to think that the Lumias are not as good as the iphones,as we used to have mico sd card slots on alot of Nokia phones but then they copied the iPhone structure an removed them an then we lost removable battery idea from Nokia,Samsung learned from Nokias mistakes an have the micro sd card slots an removable batteries an Consumers prefer these instead,so until Nokia change the design of the Lumias Samsung will be more Happier

26. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

though subjective, it's true that many prefer micro sd card expansion and removable battery

47. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia Lumia 820 has those features. The next gen-Lumias will likely have them as well, but Nokia did not want to compromise the design and reengineer the phone (and delay its launch) of the 920 so it didn't have these features.

8. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

WOW!!! Epic design. If using titanium isn't possible then they could use the material (aluminum I guess) used in the n8.

12. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

If Aluminium is possible, then titanium too could be possible. The only difference is it will make it an exterme premiumed device. Even if it cost same current IP5 I can hold my Lumia 920 for it

22. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

And then they always have the option of LIQUID METAL.

23. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yeah, I was worried for the cost of titanium since it is expensive, for mass production to majority of consumers aluminum is probably best cost wise. . .

27. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Yes but titanium will add the strength. Aluminium is fragile. Nokia handsets are famous for breaking the floor not for breaking the screen, even if they use some titanium allow that is inexpensive but same tensile strength as Titanium it will be all good

32. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Agree. If only nokia capitalize on this concept.

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