Designer Baek Kil Hyun from SADI has designed one of the most ambitious smartphones I have ever seen. His 360 Compact Folding Phone is a touchscreen phone divided into three folding sections. The top and bottom sections both fold, with the middle section being used as a touchscreen display. The top folding section is useful only as a stand and a display. The bottom folding section does a little more. It is an extension of the touchscreen display found in the middle section and could also be used as a receiver during conversations a la cell phones of the 90s.
While I love the ambitiousness behind Baek Kil Hyun's design, I'm wary for the clumsier consumers out there. More moving parts means more of a risk to break your phone due to accident. I do like the idea of bringing back the bottom folding phones of the 90s. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think those phones looked damn cool.
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By: Michael Hines - Published: Mar 2, 2011 • References: yankodesign