The notion of a smartphone without an LCD might sound backwards; and how exactly would it look? Well, the Frame Phone takes similar dimensions to your iPhone or your Android touchscreen mobiles; however, it features an empty center where one would expect the display and the inner components of the device to be.
Jason J. Lee's design proposes the use of projection technology instead. The picture would be emitted from the minimalist perimeter and cast upon the user's hand or the surface on which it rests. All electronic parts of the cellphone would be encased in the grippable, empty rectangle. The "hollow-gram" Frame Phone would be lighter than existing models and would be much easier to pocket. Its pliable material would even permit manipulation so that the smartphone could be used as a stylus.
Stats for Innovative Hollow Handsets
Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 9,552 clicks in 159 w
Interest: 2.7 minutes
Concept: Frame Phone
Related: 70 examples / 54 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
Comparison Set: 26 similar articles, including: malleable wrist-worn mobiles, music-mixing mobiles (update), and anticipatory concept smartphones.
Innovative Hollow Handsets
More Stats +/-
Music-Mixing Mobiles (UPDATE)
Malleable Wrist-Worn Mobiles
Anticipatory Concept Smartphones
Revolutionary Social App Interfaces