Feb 21, 2016

Apple iPhone 5se: a concept from "iPhone 5s"

Virtually all the rumors of Apple titillate the imagination of designers, even when it comes to revive one of the most iconic mobile, the iPhone 5S. Here is a concept of 5se iPhone that combines the old and the present. According to the most persistent rumors, Apple would unveil on March 15 two new products: the iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se. The latter would be a spiritual successor to the iPhone 5c, to the extent that it would be cheaper than flagship stores (the price will generally start around 780 USD). It would also be an updated version of the iPhone 5S, model particularly appreciated even today for its value. The mobile is indeed proposed in the operators for a few euros with grants. 

iPhone 5S brought up to date

However, the iPhone 5S, despite the fact that it is the first to integrate a 64-bit chipset (the famous A7 which upset the whole mobile industry processor) and a fingerprint reader (Touch ID) begins get old. To satisfy all small screen worshipers (the iPhone 5S 4 inches), the Cupertino would have planned to create a product that meets this request (smaller and smaller prices) while updating the formula. The new and the old mixed, that has not failed to titillate the creativity of budding designers. Which the young Arthur Reis, a Brazilian student whose career goal is to work in Cupertino. The visuals that accompany this article are from his work. You can find all the images on his Behance space (as well as other projects). You will notice that its iPhone 5se incorporates lines of iPhone 5 / 5S: aluminum on the edges, round volume buttons, glass reflective parts in the back, which surround a large metal frame, a photo sensor fully integrated into the chassis, a harbor surrounded lightning loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack port. As on the iPhone 5S. Even the location of the SIM drawer is identical: on the right slice in the middle.

Details from the iPhone 6

There are also many details that recall the actual design of the iPhone. First, the inorganic glass 2.5D that protects the touch screen. Then the button position on / off passing of the top bracket to the right side edge, like the iPhone 6 / 6S. Also note that the metal at the side of the phone and the central part of the back are one: it is a single piece that covers the mobile. Separations "anti-antennagate" are visible on the sides and bypass the reflective portions of the chassis. Which are also 2.5D glass lens. Last detail, the ridge edges are smooth and round here as the last iPhone. This concept is a smooth blend between the old and the new. Arthur Reis knew pleasantly marry the two movements to create a gently retro product but very modern and current. A great success which we hope, will approach the final result.

LG formalizes the G5, certainly its most innovative flagship (MWC 2016)

LG was among the first manufacturers to speak in the MWC and what it planned to mark the occasion with an innovative G5 and a slew of dedicated accessories. The MWC has started. This is obviously the event we expected more this year. And there are several reasons for this. This is obviously the most important lounge on the theme of mobility but above all two major announcements were expected there: that of the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7. The first has just taken place. We now know the flagship smartphone of the Korean dolphin for this year 2016. And the least we can say is that it has revised its copy from the G4. Both models have almost nothing in common.

LG goes all-metal with a modular design

The first novelty is obvious. The designers of the Korean group finally took a new direction. The volume buttons have been reduced on the edge, but above all it is definitively finished plastic. The G4 was a first step towards more noble materials with the optional leather hood. The G5 confirms the trend. This time, more and more leather option not either. The raw material is metal, and all versions are fully covered with, for one variable, the colors. Four are available: Silver, Titan, Gold, and Pink. And LG has not been content to do as everyone. The construction is not quite unibody and provides access to the battery (2800 mAh compatible Quick Charge via USB 3.0-C) not from behind but from the bottom. And that's not all. The removable part of the frame can be replaced with optional modules like Cam Plus, a handle with integrated battery that provides better grip for the camera but let's first see on the screen that is found just -Dessus of this "Magic Slot" as called LG.

5.3-inch IPS Screen QHD Quantum

Korean obviously spring Quantum its IPS panel but it measures 5.3 inches here. Another break with previous models which amounted to 5.5 inches. This is good for maneuverability, but not only. The display also boasts finesse in since the definition is obviously QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels), for a density of 550 pixels per inch. Note that this slab is also protected by a 3D Arc Glass. And the good news continues with the technical platform.

Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM

It's not really a surprise since Qualcomm had spilled the beans before the conference. This is the Snapdragon 820 chipset featuring refiner with quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 Kryo for graphics processing, which is found in the heart of the G5. And there is more good company since it can count on 4GB of RAM to support. Coming to Storage, LG remains to 32GB with the option to add a microSD card if necessary. Also noted in passing that the Snapdragon 820 brings a new 4G modem compatible with 12 and 13 classes for theoretical speeds of 600 Mbps and 150 Mbps downhill uphill. The Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC round out the connectivity.

Double camera back

Eh yes. You do not imagine all the same LG to ignore such an important function that the photo. It therefore also brings significant improvements there. The principal is a secondary 8-megapixel sensor associated with an optical ultra-wide angle of 135 ° that can take over when the first is not enough with its optical f / 1.8 covering 78 °. It is important to note that it offers higher resolution: 16 megapixels. We find the usual components around: dual LED flash and auto focus laser. There are, however, also has a new, even if it has nothing to do with the photo. The G5 introduced, as you may have noticed on the video above, a round fingerprint reader found below for unlocking. Finally, note that an 8-megapixel camera is present on the front and turn to another aspect of the multimedia experience.

Signed Audio Equipment B & O Play

This is obviously the audio. LG recently announced a partnership with the consumer division of Bang & Olufsen B & O Play. The G5 is obviously the first to benefit. How? It includes first new technology Hi-Fi more based on a CAD-compatible 32-bit / 348 kHz. B & O Play accessories will also be offered: an enclosure for use as a module with the G5 or wireless with other audio sources and a pair of headphones called H3.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Always ON

Regarding the software side, LG has obviously provided at Google. Android 6.0 comes Marshmallow version accompanied by a new version of the LG wrapper which brings some nice features including Always ON aimed to offer a constant view of the time and notifications. Note that the feature was introduced with the V10 has for that a secondary screen. There are none here. Everything happens on the large qHD screen but only a small part and monochrome to save battery. Those are the main features of the G5 which already promises much. Now you may be wondering when and at what price it will be available. LG has unfortunately not yet provided information about the launch. Note, however, that it will be launched with a choice of accessories, in addition to the modules, including a virtual reality helmet, a 360 ° camera or a small robot. 

Sep 20, 2015

LG G Edge: a sumptuous concept smartphone with a curved screen

Curved screens are all the rage right now among designer’s concepts. The latest example: the LG G Edge, which shows us what could give a curved screen smartphone if it was designed by the Korean manufacturer. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge + are the most beautiful curved phone for the eyes of many smartphones observers of the year. And obviously this is also the opinion of the competitors of the South Korean manufacturer, which would also be in thinking about the design of a smartphone with a curved screen. Xiaomi would indeed has Mi Edge in the pipes, as Huawei that would currently designing a terminal with a screen with two curved side edges.

LG would not be either indifferent to this new mode. It allegedly deposited eight brand names with the word "Edge" in the United States. Super Edge Dual Edge, Edge ... Two compatriot Samsung obviously has several variants in mind. And that seems to have inspired DBS Videography, who just design a LG G Edge. A model name that the passage belongs to those deposited by Korean. This concept has an AMOLED slab 5.5 inches with a definition 4K. It also seems consisting of glass and metal, as well as S6 Galaxy.

DBS also states that this LG G Edge is powered by a Snapdragon 820, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Photo aside, performance is very high since it features a 24 megapixel sensor on the back (with OIS 2.0), and a 13 megapixel webcam on the front of the phone. Power and Volume buttons are placed on the back cover, as on the manufacturer's latest flagship stores. The other features includes the presence of a battery of 5000 mAh, a USB-C port and a fingerprint scanner. All based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A sumptuous concept that you can admire from all angles by watching this video below. Hopefully now that the Korean manufacturer is inspired by all these ideas.

Apple iPhone 7: an attractive concept that is not short of ideas

The future Apple smartphone would only happen in a year, but that does not stop the fans of Apple to imagine what it would look like. The proof with this new concept is very well done but quite fanciful. The iPhone 7 smartphone seems to have most inspiring designer’s concepts worldwide. This week it is the turn of the Youtube channel AGXHQ to offer its vision of the future Apple smartphone, it reveals to us on video.

Operating a sharp break with the current iPhone 6S / 6S More out there a little over a week, this concept iPhone 7 comes with a metal and glass alliance somewhat reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, while we can get a borderless screen and a redesigned Home button.

This smartphone displays a 4.9 inch screen with a definition 4K and protected by Gorilla Glass technology. Under the slab take up a 64bit A9 chip and 2 GB RAM. Side picture, it features a back 16 megapixel iSight camera sensor with a new lens consists of 8 elements, together with optical stabilization. It is also capable of shooting 4K and may propose an idling up to 1000 frames per second. A Facetime sensor is in turn placed on the front panel with a resolution of 5 megapixels and an integrated flash.

Also note the presence of a physical button to take pictures, as well as a facial recognition system and a heart monitor. Running iOS9, this iPhone 7 would otherwise be water-resistant. As you can see, the iPhone 7 portrayed by AGXHQ is quite unrealistic and seems to be more fantasy than reality. Nevertheless, it seems there are good ideas to dip into this concept. Let's hope that Apple engineers are inspired to design the future iPhone.