Haute Toys: 10 Sleek and Innovative Cell Phone Concepts

It seems like a new cell phone comes out every day, always promising to do more than yours currently can… even if you’ve just purchased that innovative new must-have. Recently, a host of mind-blowing new cell phone concepts has surfaced and, while they probably surpass your phone’s technological know-how, they’re still just concepts… for now…

BIO Flip Phone
Concept by Miyazawa Tetsu and Ichimura Shigenori

This intuitive gadget is a sleek tablet-looking phone with a full touchscreen. A cover protects the screen from damage when it’s not in use and, when a call comes in, the cover automatically dog-ears a corner up as a notification and for ease of answering.

BlackBerry Empathy Concept
Concept by Kiki Tang and Daniel Yoon

If you’ve ever been in a long distance relationship, you may understand the reasoning behind this phone’s use of biometrics. In order to integrate human emotions into the social networking capabilities of this phone, the device is used with a biometrics ring that perceives the user’s current emotional state and transmits it through the phone to the other end.

Sony Ericsson FH Mobile Phone
Concept by Du Jun

This concept utilizes an innovative way of flipping and pivoting the phone. The two sides may be detached to work as a sort of walkie-talkie, with easy communication between the two parties using each end.

Second Life Mobile Phone Concept
Concept by Cho Sinhyung and Jeon Jungjae

For those who are chronically forgetting to charge their cell, this concept makes it easy (and slightly annoying) to remember to do so. While its brilliant AMOLED screen display stays vibrant with full charge, the color begins to drain as the battery does, kicking its E-Ink display into action.

Flip Phone
Concept by Kristian Ulrich Larsen

This isn’t last decade’s flip phone, that’s for sure. This phone can speak to a slew of different users – the gadget lover, functionality lover, cool factor lover; this phone really has a lot going for it. Comprised of three flexible AMOLED touchscreens and keyboard on the reverse side, this phone goes is about as versatile as it gets.

iPhone 5 Concept
Concept by Michal Bonikowski

While Apple has been releasing their ‘next big thing’ like clockwork, this sleek take on the anticipated iPhone 5 is not only gorgeous, but still remains loyal to the tried-and-true iPhone aesthetic.

Elastic Phone Concept
Concept by Sung-Ching Chang

For the indecisive, this phone combines the best of both worlds with full touchscreen capability and the option of tangibility with collapsible bands that comprise the keypad. Along with its sleek and chic look, this phone is great for the fickle cell phone user who just has to have it all.

Rotary Mechanical Smartphone
Concept by Richard Clarkson

Lovers of the vintage revival will love this classic, steampunk take on modern living’s necessity. Generations collide in this hip device with a throwback rotary dial and weathered brass accents.

HTC Tube
Concept by Antoine Brieux

Instead of having to buy new phone as your usage and needs change, this concept avoids the hassle by offering a number or different options within the same phone. By utilizing the outer shell of the phone as a base, a choice of cartridges inside the phone can be swapped out accordingly with three alternatives – 8, 16, and 64 GB.

Windows 7 Concept Phone
Concept by Lin Jian Feng

While this sleek-looking phone is larger than some, it is ideal for those on-the-go business-minded folk who have the need for a phone that can turn into a personal computer with ease. We’re not saying you’re a workaholic, but if you are, this phone is it.

[Source: Yanko Design]