While surfing the Internet, I came across this concept photo of the upcoming Google Nexus 6. I’m sure you’ve scrolled past everything by now and initially checked the photo before reading anything else. As you can see, it is mighty thin.
Now, again, this is just a concept photo of the phone and not official. It came from one Sirkdow Prismatiker who, according to his Twitter page, is an Android developer and a Concept Designer. In his concept, the Nexus 6 will have a metal sheet-like build with a curved top and a flat bottom, camera in the middle, and dual flashes. There’s also a color variation of gold, black, and silver.
After seeing how thin the phone is, I was impressed and already excited to hold this sexy device in my hand. Although after thinking about it, I thought that I would still prefer a thicker smartphone over something that’s for purely aesthetics. Why? Because I like my gadgets with a little bulk and weight in them — just the right amount for a solid feel and good handling. I feel like I would accidentally toss my almost-weightless phone away each time I pull it out of my pocket. Also, a smartphone this thin requires paper-thin internals that we currently don’t have. Even if lighter and thinner components like camera sensors and batteries are developed in the future I’m pretty sure they’re bound to cost a lot during the first couple of years mainly because they’re new innovation.
Personally I think we’ve already reached the ideal thinness with our smartphones today, as far as functionality is concerned.
So I raise a question: Do we really need thinner phones or should smartphone manufacturers shift their attention and concentrate more on other improvements like faster processors and longer battery capacities?