As far as concepts for cellphones and smartphones go, they can be pretty creative. As most concepts are, truth be told. But usually, they tend to have a few features in there that we'd love to see in our actual pocketable devices. For example, ZTE Corporation's concept design for the Double smartphone, which has the same features that plenty of today's favorite designs have, but also throws in plenty of interesting aspects that would probably be great additions for our smartphones of the future.
Right from the start, the Double has an eye-catching design. Especially with that lime green middle hinge. And then you notice the solar cells that stretch across the length of the device. That hinge, with its green tint, is a 360-degree hinge, which will allow the device to flip back and forth. And thanks to the solar cells on the face, there's a good chance that you won't actually run out of power throughout the day -- as long as the sun's up, and feeding your phone the energy that it needs.
Other features include a 3.2-inch LCD display, with touch controls. There's a transparent display that's been thrown in too, so that when you get notifications, that's how they're displayed. Just like the self-sterilizing door handle that also won a Red Dot Concept Design award, the Double smartphone from ZTE Corporation is a design we'd love to see actually make it into the real world.
[via Yanko Design]