From Gaming Smartphone Concepts to Multifunctional Mobile Buttons

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 8, 2016
These mobile design innovations range from female-centric mobile devices to gaming smartphone concepts that are modeled after retro Nintendo controllers. In addition to a handful of affordable, durable and luxe smartphones, other standouts include compact or minimalist devices that are specifically designed to promote privacy or to discourage too much screen time in today's digitally obsessed world.

A notable example is the Kickstarter-funded 'Janus One' model that boasts a retro and button-accented interface. Rather than allowing for mobile gaming and app access, the device offers durability and is equipped with the bare essentials -- calling and texting capabilities that keep communication brief and specific.

When examining smartphone features like buttons or LCD displays, standouts include wrap-around screens that are not only flexible but also more versatile and durable than traditional designs. Additionally, customizable smartphone button stickers and hands-free phone controllers make communication easier and ensure that drivers aren't distracted while behind the wheel.