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The Plumage Smartphone Combines the Best of Old and New Mobile Designs

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: behance.net and yankodesign
There are reasons to reminisce over your old flip phone, but the vision shatters quickly the next moment you pick up your sensational new handset. Interestingly, the Plumage smartphone appears to be a modern adaptation of the old hinged model, employing the folded design to incorporate two desirable features.

Jet Ong reimagines the Windows phone in this project, incorporating a protective phone case into the device's hardware. The lower half of the red rectangular panel functions as the battery cover while the upper half shields the screen and flips down into a full QWERTY keyboard. The result appears to be a unique hybrid of iPhone and BlackBerry elements. The Plumage smartphone concept encourages efficiency, improves user-friendliness, provides protection and excels in terms of fresh aesthetics.