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Google Nexus 6 concept image – how thin is enough?

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?

{Sirkdow Prismatiker}

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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17 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Hindi dapat pinapatulan ang mga concept designs na ganyan. Gawa-gawa ng fans na malayo sa katotohanan. May concept design ba na gawa-gawa lang ng isang panatiko ang nagkatotoo? Kung meron man ay wala pa akong nakikita. Sa aking palagay lang naman.

    • just_curious says:

      Why are people taking this seriously? This is hardly news. I don’t get the need to post “concept designs” that are not even official. Don’t you have something to write about?

  2. rocketlog says:

    Personally, I’d prefer that the phones stay at 7 to 9mm thick and start sporting a good-sized battery than start trying to double as razors.

  3. phonebuddy says:

    I think gadgets today like the Z1 and iPhone have the ideal thinness. I find it difficult to hold my iPod touch 5 because it’s so thin and have slippery housing.

  4. Lord says:

    [new innovation] – medyo redundant po, would be better if you revise this draft.

    Personally, I feel that the article is irrelevant – that is if you still care about your impression. Good question though.

    On the question, I’d still prefer my phone to be comfortable to hold, not too lightweight, not too heavy, homie.

  5. Marcus Fenix says:

    Enough with the slimming down. We need better battery life! What’s the point of a slim phone but you have to bring along a bulky power bank.

  6. OJ says:

    I think enough with the thinness of the phone. Developers should focus more on battery and efficiency of OS in using power.

  7. butz says:

    Agree po ako ke Marcus. Sana maging standard na ang 5000 mah. Madaling mawala ang sobrang magaan

  8. evollove says:

    Nexus 6? So, is this the last generation Nexus phone from Google? After that it’ll overlap with the Nexus 7 tablet or – God forbid – have a 7-inch screen *shudders*… And maawa naman kayo, tama na ang pagpapalaki ng screen size ng phablets, kawawa na ang bulsa ko! Just saying.

  9. Alphere says:

    Baka naman kamay ko dyan pag hinawakan ko?

  10. Alphere says:

    Baka naman mahiwa ang kamay ko dyan kapag hinawakan ko?

  11. marky says:

    Concept image? Ito ang Yugatech version ng fan fiction aka kathang kalokohan lang.

  12. Alphere says:

    Yung ibang tech sites yan ang gagamitin na thumbnail then kapag nakita ng viewers iisipin nila yan ang Nexus 6 then kapag naintroduce na ang Nexus 6 hindi yan ang kalalabasan at madidisappoint ang mga tao kasi na hype sila na super thin. Then sasabihin nila Nexus 6 sucks. Ganyan nangyayari ngayon sa Galaxy S5.

  13. kore says:

    Next year Nokia will be releasing the Nexus X so I’d rather wait for the Nokia Nexus X

  14. vobo says:

    I think nexus 5 second edition lang(2014), kasi pag nexus 6 meaning its 6 inches screen..

  15. I love looking through an article that can make people
    think. Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

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