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Flat-Edge Smartphone Concepts

This iPhone 12 Concept Draws Inspiration from a Classic Device

— July 1, 2020 — Tech
This iPhone 12 concept has been designed by Aziz Ghaus as a rendering of the namesake device that gives eager tech enthusiasts a glimpse of what could be unveiled in Fall 2020. The smartphone features a familiar flat-edge design that was first unveiled on the iPhone 4 back in 2010, which is also supported by a series of rumors and leaks that have been making their way onto the Internet as of late. The device features a quad-camera system on the rear that would help it to retain its title as one of the best smartphones for photography on the market.

The iPhone 12 concept also features a small notch in the top section the screen like existing models on the market, but with a distinctly smaller size.

Image Credit: Aziz Ghaus (@smazizg)
Trend Themes
1. Flat-edge Design Trend - Smartphone manufacturers can explore the potential of reusing iconic design styles of earlier releases to appeal to nostalgia among the consumers.
2. Quad-camera System Trend - Quad-camera system in smartphones has the potential to become a standard offering across budget-friendly and premium smartphones, which could attract avid photographers who want professional-quality photography on-the-go.
3. Small Notch Design Trend - Reducing the size of the notch on the front screen can lead to more screen real estate, which could encourage smartphone manufacturers to blur the line between the screen and the edge of the device for a more immersive viewing experience.
Industry Implications
1. Smartphone Manufacturing Industry - Innovation in design, camera technology, and immersive display experiences can become key differentiators for smartphone manufacturers competing to stand out in a saturated market.
2. Photography Industry - The emergence of powerful camera systems in smartphones could disrupt the professional photography industry by democratizing access to professional-level features and ease-of-use for everyday individuals.
3. Consumer Electronics Industry - The success of modern-day smartphones has shown that consumers are willing to pay a premium for innovative design and features, which could fuel further growth and investment in the consumer electronics industry.
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