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  1. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    I've broken everything up, to make sure that everything is centered 100%. In earlier iterations, I had issues centering correctly with all the different elements in the same picture, and it was noticable in the scaled up versions.

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    Grab the PowerPoint file here.

    Update
    If you want a better idea of what the phone is like, this Chinese Android phone has almost the exact same dimensions. It doesn't have the same metal frame and removable back, but the front panel is very similar and it's only slightly thicker than my concept. It's made by a company very similar to Nokia (unibody plastic shells, metal frame + plastic back like the L830).

    meizu-m2-note-4-.jpg

    And no, I didn't try to copy it, I made this before discovering this Chinese phone :P
    Last edited by Mathias Lindberg; 09-17-2015 at 09:52 AM.
    09-16-2015 05:21 AM
  2. bo_woods's Avatar
    This is a beautiful concept, although there should be the MS square logo on the back

    This really looks like the Cityman just with a different speaker design, no branding and of course the metallic 930 rim
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    09-16-2015 05:45 AM
  3. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    This is a beautiful concept, although there should be the MS square logo on the back

    This really looks like the Cityman just with a different speaker design, no branding and of course the metallic 930 rim
    Yup, need to get that done. Not really sure where to place the speaker, but I really like how the microphone is placed in the bottom corner on the L830. You don't really see it, so I thought I'd do the same with the earpiece.
    09-16-2015 05:49 AM
  4. morozshawn's Avatar
    Gorgeous concepts! Loving them!
    Mathias Lindberg likes this.
    09-16-2015 05:53 AM
  5. bo_woods's Avatar
    Again although this is indeed nice, I dislike that little slit at the bottom to open the back of the phone with (what the 830 has). It doesn't look good to me(it screams cheap imo to be specific). It should instead have a seamless back like on the 930.
    And the speaker should be a slit somewhere else, either the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not touching the edge, like the 930.

    Just my opinion
    09-16-2015 06:38 AM
  6. ads13's Avatar
    Ms logo... Awfff
    09-16-2015 06:49 AM
  7. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    Again although this is indeed nice, I dislike that little slit at the bottom to open the back of the phone with (what the 830 has). It doesn't look good to me(it screams cheap imo to be specific). It should instead have a seamless back like on the 930.
    And the speaker should be a slit somewhere else, either the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not touching the edge, like the 930.

    Just my opinion
    The earpiece touching the edge allows the front facing camera to be centered, and if they make the grill dark, you won't really notice there's a speaker at all. The slit at the bottom is incorrectly colored at the moment to highlight it. Like the Lumia 830, it'll be the same color as the metal, so you don't really notice it. The pros of a removable back far outweighs the cons of a tiny slit at the bottom, that you can't even see.
    09-16-2015 06:56 AM
  8. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    Ms logo... Awfff
    Is there something wrong with it? Just put it in. It's the official Microsoft logo scaled down.
    09-16-2015 06:57 AM
  9. ads13's Avatar
    Thank god I have L535. Logo looks genuine.
    09-16-2015 07:54 AM
  10. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    Thank god I have L535. Logo looks genuine.
    Not a fan of the orientation, and I find it pretty pointless to have the Microsoft logo when there's so little to it. If you actually ask people, they'll say it's the Windows logo. The word "Microsoft" in a darker color and portrait orientation is my favorite.

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    09-16-2015 08:07 AM
  11. RaRa85's Avatar
    Looks pretty good but the camera button placement is way off. It should always be on the lower half of the phone regardless of what side it's on.
    09-16-2015 08:12 AM
  12. bo_woods's Avatar
    The earpiece touching the edge allows the front facing camera to be centered, and if they make the grill dark, you won't really notice there's a speaker at all. The slit at the bottom is incorrectly colored at the moment to highlight it. Like the Lumia 830, it'll be the same color as the metal, so you don't really notice it. The pros of a removable back far outweighs the cons of a tiny slit at the bottom, that you can't even see.
    I didn't say anything about the ear piece lol. I was just talking about the slit on the back of the device, but I see your point :)
    09-16-2015 08:13 AM
  13. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    I didn't say anything about the ear piece lol. I was just talking about the slit on the back of the device, but I see your point :)
    You said "And the speaker should be a slit somewhere else, either the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not touching the edge, like the 930." I assume you're not talking about the rear-firing speaker grill, because it's not a slit.
    09-16-2015 08:18 AM
  14. bo_woods's Avatar
    You should add the four square MS logo (not the slanted one, that's the Windows logo) to the back.... Like the surface 3.

    You should add since images with them displaying the start screen too :D

    This really is a beautiful concept. Wish the 950 & 950 XL looked a little more like this. Best concept I've seen for the upcoming flagships.
    09-16-2015 08:20 AM
  15. bo_woods's Avatar
    You said "And the speaker should be a slit somewhere else, either the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not touching the edge, like the 930." I assume you're not talking about the rear-firing speaker grill, because it's not a slit.
    I was saying the rear speaker should be a slit and near the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not at the edge like the 930.
    09-16-2015 08:23 AM
  16. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    I was saying the rear speaker should be a slit and near the top like the 640 XL or near the bottom but not at the edge like the 930.
    Oh yeah, just noticed that xD. I think the speaker either needs to be in the frame or front-facing in a flagship 2015 smartphone.
    09-16-2015 08:34 AM
  17. bo_woods's Avatar
    Oh yeah, just noticed that xD. I think the speaker either needs to be in the frame or front-facing in a flagship 2015 smartphone.
    I think front facing speakers would be nice too, but instead of making them "out there" like HTC, they should go the way of the Surface Pro 3 and make them discreet slits...
    09-16-2015 02:53 PM
  18. Mathias Lindberg's Avatar
    I think front facing speakers would be nice too, but instead of making them "out there" like HTC, they should go the way of the Surface Pro 3 and make them discreet slits...
    The Surface Pro 3 design is the one I've used in earlier concepts, but they'd probably have to be at the top and bottom. The Surface bezels are much larger on the left and right. I think it's a really nice design, and the speakers sound great.
    09-16-2015 04:22 PM
  19. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I like the variant of blue used.
    09-26-2015 12:26 PM

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