Beautiful new iPhone 5 concept – Best yet?

There’s something about concepts that I really enjoy. Perhaps it’s the anticipation of the next iPhone launching, or seeing our iPhone fantasies actually mocked up, and designed. Whatever it is, I could browse through images all day. The latest is one of the best yet, and comes via designer, Antoine Brieux. His latest concept takes note of the recent LiquidMetal rumors, but, instead of it making up the back of the device, it replaces the current steel chassis used on the iPhone 4/4S.

There are immediately noticeable differences, such as the headset jack place dead center at the top and redesigned volume buttons. There’s also the lack of SIM tray, since the card is embedded inside the phone. The screen is a whole 1-inch bigger diagonally (4.5″) and the home button isn’t real, it’s a virtual, on-screen button.

The biggest talking point is the LiquidMetal chassis. It’s much lighter and much harder than steel or Aluminum. It’s manufactured using molds to cast it whilst in liquid form, rather than being hewn out of a big slab of metal. This means that use is much more economical in terms of how much waste is produced, and much finer details can be applied. Thanks to the combination of toughness and casting, it can also be made much thinner than the current frame, leaving more space for important things, like bigger batteries and processors. (According to the designer, it’ll be a monster A6 quad-core processor.)

I welcome any design that moves away from the completely flat and shiny iPhone 4/4S back. Anything that’s more comfortable to hold, and less likely to fall off the arm of my sofa is a good. Although this still looks a little shiny, at least it’s got a curve to it.

What are your thoughts? Is it the best concept yet?
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  • levimills

    @TiP_Cam day upper bezel

  • Androidsogreatlolfail

    It looks WAY too much like an HTC phone… No thanks.

  • humphreydog103

    Looks like the Sony Xperia X10

  • JeanMarc1

    that is one gorgeous android

  • Applestander

     @JeanMarc1 andriod? did you not see it says iPhone?

  • Applestander

    Looks too much the Sony Xperia Arc and the X10 like humphreydog103 mentioned. No thanks.

  • SimoneDibari

     @Applestander  @JeanMarc1 Thats the point…. he was making a joke!
     

  • Applestander

     @SimoneDibari  @JeanMarc1 LOL. my bad. got it now.

  • TRE_588

    @ChrisSkow I don’t think next iPhone will be quad core

  • skymitch89

    I have to say that if I didn’t know any better I’d think that these were press photos of the next iPhone. Very nice and good quality.

  • sDm_maher

    @ADAMhand1 If the new iphone looks anything like that ill be happy, Im going on the job hunt just so i can get the phone

  • ChrisSkow

    @TRE_588 or a 4.5 screen

  • LadigJ

    fine piece of machinery.

  • JeanMarc1

     @Applestander sorry no sarcasm button on the internet. 

  • BigLama

    OMG… please excuse me while i pick my jaw up from the floor. if this was the actually look of the new iphone. I would drop my android phone in a split second, and wait in line for this new baby.
     

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