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74 Smartphone Concepts

From Ahead-of-the-Curve Handsets to Mod Bowing Mobiles

— February 11, 2014 — Tech
If there's one thing that the tech community loves doing, it's mocking up current solutions or drafting their own, which is something this collection of smartphone concepts looks to pay homage to. While some of the earlier smartphone concepts found here seem a touch on the over-the-top side, the ones we're seeing coming from designers as of late are more realistic and respond more accurately to some of the woes felt market-wide by consumers.

What's great about these smartphone concepts is the anticipatory excitement that can be felt when looking at photos or reading over wishful specs. It's clear that the anticipation of what's to come from manufacturers is always more satisfying than what's actually produced, but then again you can't win 'em all. With that said, which are your fave smartphone concepts and are they realistic enough for widespread appeal?
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Ahead-of-the-Curve Handsets
Ahead-of-the-Curve Handsets
This Nexus 6 Smartphone Concept Has an Enhanced Form and Function
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Wraparound Phone Screen Concepts
Wraparound Phone Screen Concepts
T3 Released an Exciting Video Concept of the iPhone 6
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72
Media-Centric Mobiles
Media-Centric Mobiles
The Fly Phone by Tryi Yeh Enables a Range of Different Social Interactions
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71
Surround-Sound Smartphones
Surround-Sound Smartphones
The Audio Phones Amplify Your Music from Six Different Angles
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70
Misshapen Concept Mobiles
Misshapen Concept Mobiles
'Lean to My Side' Phone Takes an Asymmetrical Form for Easier Handling
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69
Colorful Upcoming Smartphone Mockups
Colorful Upcoming Smartphone Mockups
Designer Martin Hajek Unveils His iPhone 5S Concept Mockups
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68
Abstract Foliage Cellphones
Abstract Foliage Cellphones
The Leaf Smartphone Concept is Nature-Inspired for Comfort Handling
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67
Sharp Tech Smartphones
Sharp Tech Smartphones
The R Phone by Rafal Czaniecki Incorporates Clever Specs
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66
Crystal Clear Smartphones
Crystal Clear Smartphones
This iPhone 6 Concept Transforms the Apple Device into a See-Thru Wonder
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65
Innovative Reorienting Handsets
Innovative Reorienting Handsets
The Capacitive Sensing Smartphone Alters for Your Convenience
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64
Curvy Smartphone Redesigns
Curvy Smartphone Redesigns
The Palette Concept Phone's Angled Edges Provide More Screen Space
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Dotted Smartphone Designs
Dotted Smartphone Designs
Shikun Sun's DrawBraille Phone is a Conceptual Cell for the Sightless
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Adaptable Albino Mobiles
Adaptable Albino Mobiles
The Gigaset Coeval L226 Phone Accommodates Your Activities
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Mild-Mannered Mobiles
Mild-Mannered Mobiles
Easter Moai From Joong-Ho Choi is Simple, Yet Sleek
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60
Folded Newspaper Mobiles
Folded Newspaper Mobiles
Roll-a-call is a Flexible Concept Phone With an Intuitive Layout
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Fantastically Flat Facebook Phones
Fantastically Flat Facebook Phones
This Concept by Michal Bonikowski Gets a Lot of 'Likes'
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58
3D Mobile Phones
3D Mobile Phones
The Cobble Cellphone Concept is an Alternative Way to Communicate
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Visually Revamped Mobiles
Visually Revamped Mobiles
The Windows BlackBerry Concept Integrates a Vivid Touchscreen
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Flexible Smartphone Cameras
Flexible Smartphone Cameras
The OPPO N1 Smartphone Packs a Rotating Camera Perfect for Selfies
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Video-Optimized Mobiles
Video-Optimized Mobiles
The Movio Smartphone Would Boast Enhanced Filming Capabilities
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Chrome-Framed Cellphones
Chrome-Framed Cellphones
Abel Verdezoto's iPhone 6 Accentuates the Rectangularity of the Previous
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Ambitious Phone Concepts
Ambitious Phone Concepts
The Intel Link Concept Phone Merges Your Notebook With Your Phone
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52
Phones for Couples
Phones for Couples
Feel Touch Phones (Update)
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Anticipatory Concept Smartphones
Anticipatory Concept Smartphones
Valentin Gallard's iPhone 6 Marries Elements of Apple Products
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DIY Smartphone Designs
DIY Smartphone Designs
Philip Pearce's '4hone' Concept Comes with a Removable Camera and Keyboard
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Honed Concept Cellphones
Honed Concept Cellphones
The Sony Xperia X is a Seriously Sharp Upgrade from the Previous Model
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Scroll Wheel Smartphones
Scroll Wheel Smartphones
The Echo Spin Concept Phone Can be Recharged With One Finger
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Eiffel Tower Luxury Phones
Eiffel Tower Luxury Phones
The MobiFrance FL Stunner
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Magnet Mobiles
Magnet Mobiles
Liteon Phone Concept Comes With Customizable Interface
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Skin Camouflaging Phones
Skin Camouflaging Phones
Ilshat Garipov's Kambala Earphone Blends With Your Beauty
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44
Gamer-Centric Smartphones
Gamer-Centric Smartphones
The Nokia Lumia PLAY Lets You Take Your Xbox on the Road
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Diagonally Sliding Mobiles
Diagonally Sliding Mobiles
DYA Mobile Phone Explores a New Way to Make Calls
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42
Bulging Braille Mobiles
Bulging Braille Mobiles
The Floating Phone Has Been Designed for Both the Blind and Sighted
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41
Customizable Android Phones
Customizable Android Phones
Mimique
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40
Folding Pamphlet Mobiles
Folding Pamphlet Mobiles
The Booklet Phone is the Disposable Cellphone of the Future
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39
Horizontal Flip Phones
Horizontal Flip Phones
Nils Siegel Designs a Compact Cell Phone Featuring Dual Touchscreens
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38
Ultra Simplistic Mobiles
Ultra Simplistic Mobiles
The Ion Concept Phone Comes With Only 3 Functions
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37
Continuous Screen Smartphones
Continuous Screen Smartphones
This BlackBerry's Display Extends Beyond That Restrictive Window
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36
Intuitive Use Cellphones
Intuitive Use Cellphones
The Nokia Easy Enables the Technologically Challenged to Make Calls
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35
Back-Bending Mobiles
Back-Bending Mobiles
The Cutting-Edge Philips Curve Phone Breaks Free From Technological Rigidity
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34
iPhone 4 Overhaul Concepts
iPhone 4 Overhaul Concepts
The 'iPhone Pro' is a Redesign of the iPhone 4
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33
Trapdoor Mobile Phones
Trapdoor Mobile Phones
The Bend Phone by Andy Kurovets Features Hidden Media Compartments
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Mini Mobile MP3 Players
Mini Mobile MP3 Players
T3's iPhone Nano Surfaces Before WWDC
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31
Perfume Phones
Perfume Phones
The Samsung Lavender Mobile
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30
Social Media Smartphone Concepts
Social Media Smartphone Concepts
The Facebook Phone Enters the Market With a Blue Bang
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29
Communicative iPhone Watches
Communicative iPhone Watches
The iSiri Watch Concept Will Let You Access Siri Without Your Phone
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28
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Atlas Kinetic Phone
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Paired Transparent Mobiles
Paired Transparent Mobiles
The Space3 Smartphone Keeps You on the Map
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26
Weather Predicting Mobiles
Weather Predicting Mobiles
The Window Phone Displays the Conditions Outside
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25
Advantageous Android Phones
Advantageous Android Phones
The Google G0 Concept Pushes Convenience With Style
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24
Pliable Film Smartphones
Pliable Film Smartphones
The PaperPhone Promotes a Different Twist on Tactile Tech Interaction
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23
Phone Photo Printers
Phone Photo Printers
This Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept Lets You Print Photos Anywhere
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22
Tri-Transformer Smartphones
Tri-Transformer Smartphones
Abhi Muktheeswarar's Concept Phone Takes Multiple Forms
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21
Supplementary Smartphone Controllers
Supplementary Smartphone Controllers
The iPhone Gaming Extension is a Nerdy Necessity
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20
Booze-Powered Mobiles
Booze-Powered Mobiles
The 'Cheers' Alcohol Phone Turns a Beverage into an Eco-Friendly Battery
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Sun-Charged Smartphones
Sun-Charged Smartphones
The Umeox Apollo Android Makes Solar Power Practical
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Glossy Fluid Phones
Glossy Fluid Phones
The Nagisa Mobile Handset Rides the Wave of Avant-Garde Technology
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Rocking Mobiles
Rocking Mobiles
The Pebble Cellphone Concept Goes Back to Basics
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Mod Bowing Mobiles
Mod Bowing Mobiles
The VEGA Phone Embodies a Gentle Curve to Fit Snugly in Your Palm
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High-Tech Flip Phones
High-Tech Flip Phones
This Cellphone by Huang Wei Adapts an Older Form for an Innovative Design
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Phones of 2012
Phones of 2012
Express, Share & Feel
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Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
Elegant Smartphone Upgrades
The Ciccarese iPhone 6 Concept is Big with a Gentle Bow and No Bulk
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Borderless Smartphone Concepts
Borderless Smartphone Concepts
The More Compact iPhone 6 Air Has a Broader Touchscreen Display
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Futuristic iPhone Protectors
Futuristic iPhone Protectors
The iCam Concept Case Would be the Sleekest Addition to the iPhone 5
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10
Soaring Cell Phones
Soaring Cell Phones
The LG Eagle Phone Brings a New Perspective to Flip Phones
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9
Weather-Responsive Mobiles
Weather-Responsive Mobiles
Window Concept Phone's Facade Changes According to the Forecast
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8
Wrist-Wrapping Smartphones
Wrist-Wrapping Smartphones
The Philips Fluid Looks Great on Both Your Ear and Your Arm
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Transparent Apple Smartphones
Transparent Apple Smartphones
The Heir Apparent Cellphone Brings Clarity to the iPhone's Design
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Projecting Timepieces
Projecting Timepieces
The Phone Watch Lets You Live The Life of a Secret Agent
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Sleek Smart Flip Phones
Sleek Smart Flip Phones
The Plumage Smartphone Combines the Best of Old and New Mobile Designs
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Watery Transparent Phones
Watery Transparent Phones
The Samsung 'AQUA' Concept is Inspired by Drawing with Water
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3
Windowed Wireless Mobiles
Windowed Wireless Mobiles
See the Future Through the Transparent Nokia Concept Phone
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Customizable Concept Smartphones
Customizable Concept Smartphones
Eco-Mobius Has Interchangeable Parts to Make Your Ideal Mobile
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Complete Camera Smartphone Concepts
Complete Camera Smartphone Concepts
The 'iPhone Pro' Turns Apple to High Quality Captures
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