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iPhone 12, HTC U13 Plus and PlayStation Phone: This is what smartphones might look like

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Apple iPhone 12

Apple may not fit iPhone 12 until September. However, there are already all kinds of speculation and rumors about the next top smartphone. But we don’t want to deal with technology here. In all likelihood, the iPhone 12 will be faster, more durable, and better than the current model.


Rather, we want to deal with design. At the moment, only Apple knows what the device will look like. However, there are ideas and concepts that could provide initial clues to what the iPhone 12 looks like. For many designers, the current design of the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro also applies to the next iPhone. They are based on the rather angular design, which is especially noticeable in the frame. The following concept from the DBS design team illustrates this approach:

Sony PlayStation phone

Sony’s smartphone division, on the other hand, is not as successful as Apple’s. Despite the savings and recent low sales figures, the Japanese company is sticking with its Xperia series. The next flagship, the Xperia 1 II, will arrive in the summer. By the way: in terms of design, the parallels with the iPhone 12 concept stand out.

Also, Sony is working on the PlayStation 5. PlayStation and smartphone… There was something. Yes, exactly. The manufacturer launched the Xperia Play almost ten years ago. A smartphone with a retractable gamepad that was very reminiscent of the DualShock controller. In relation to the upcoming PS5, American design student Jacob Estep has thought of a new PlayStation Phone. The result is this concept:

Sony PlayStation phone

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Sony PlayStation phone

Source: jacob estep

With lightbar: the Sony PlayStation phone

Source: jacob estep

The cameras of the Sony PlayStation Phone

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Sony PlayStation phone as Gampad

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With attachable camera: Sony PlayStation Phone

Source: jacob estep

HTC U13 Plus

While Sony still produces and sells smartphones, things look different with HTC, the top five mobile phone makers. A new smartphone was recently introduced. However, this is only a licensed product. That means another company produced a device and was allowed to stick the HTC name on it.

It remains to be seen if HTC will return to the German market with a new top smartphone at some point. The HTC U13 should have been on the market in mid-2019, but it isn’t. But with the fans, as is well known, hope dies in the end. Also with designer SkMd Anas from Bangladesh, he created a concept for the HTC U13 Plus.

Xiaomi Mi Alpha Flip

When HTC was in its prime, the company was just getting started. We are talking about Xiaomi. If you are currently looking for a new smartphone, countless Xiaomi devices almost come to mind. The manufacturer tries to offer good technology at an affordable price, but this is increasingly a thing of the past.

In addition, Xiaomi is an engine of innovation. The Mi-Alpha series shows what the future holds. Speaking of the future: some experts assume that most smartphones will be foldable, rollable and stretchable in the future. This is also what the designers of the next Xiaomi concept assume. Show off the Mi Alpha Flip, an impressive high-gloss concept: