As we wait for Apple’s final word on what the next iPhone will look like, a new concept model has surfaced. Created by the same studio that brought us the Instagram Socialmatic, this iPhone 5 “Plus” concept includes a Liquidmetal body, 4.3” Retina display, A6 Quad Core processor, and more.
Designed by Antonio De Rosa, the handset includes a new slim-dock connector, fully capacitive home button, and a rear motion sensor. Finally, the iPhone’s rear camera is now 10.0 megapixels (versus 8.0 megapixels on the iPhone 4S).
Full features include:
- Liquidmetal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed;
- Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass;
- 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology;
- A6 Quad Core processor;
- Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s;
- Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s;
- Rear motion sensor;
- Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces;
- Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile;
- New slim-dock connector;
- Fully Capacitive Home Button
This isn’t the first concept we’ve seen that utilizes Liquidmetal, the tough material that is rumored to be included on Apple’s sixth handset. Earlier this month, we highlighted No Where Else’s “iPhone LM” concept.
Personally, I find the earlier concept much better. Here, the iPhone looks too thin. Besides, Apple will probably not bring us a pico-projector to beam photos and video, at least with this year’s handset release.
As a reminder, Apple will likely unveil the next iPhone sometime in the next few months. Apple could use next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to announce the next handset. However, the general consensus remains that Apple will wait until fall to make such an announcement. In 2011, the iPhone 4S was released in October.
Do you like De Rosa’s iPhone “Plus” concept?