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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3+ / 4 (Concept/Suggestion) by r4yNTv
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3+ / 4 (Concept/Suggestion)
Hardware specifications:

2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (with Speaker Cut-Outs)
Corning's Antireflective and Easy-To-Clean Technology (AR/ETC)
5.2" FullHD SuperAMOLED Display with Force-Touch & PSR (cp. ZTE Axon Mini)
            Alternatively: 5.1" FullHD SuperAMOLED Display with "AirView" & PSR (cp. Galaxy S5)
Technicolor Enhancements/Callibration (+ User-accessible Display Tweaking)
Dual IR Proximity-/Ambient light-sensors (1x top right, 1x bottom left)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 [MSM8976] (4x Cortex A72 + 4x Cortex A53 big.LITTLE, Adreno 510 GPU)
            Good thermals are important with stacked PCBs! -> ~200MHz CPU underclock, IKS instead of HMP
32GB / 64GB Samsung/Toshiba eMMC 5.1 (command queuing, <10sec. cold boot, cp. Allwinner A64)
3GB / 4GB Dual-channel 933MHz LPDDR3 Ram (PoP Samsung/SK Hynix, cp. ASUS Zenfone 2)

LTE Cat.7 (300MBit down / 100MBit up)
Qualcomm Next generation RF360 (global LTE Advanced)
Two-sided SIM-Tray: Dual nano-SIM (top) + up to 128GB microSDXC (bottom)
Marvell Avastar 88W8887-01v5 (1x1 ac, Miracast, Wi-Fi Aware, BT 4.2, NFC, FM)
Qualcomm IZat Gen8C GNSS (integrated in the Snapdragon 620 System-on-a-Chip)
Two indipendent vibrating motors (1x top, 1x bottom) for more advanced haptic feedback
All the usual MEMS sensors (accelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, pedometer, etc)
Qualcomm Hexagon V56 DSP (optimized to handle sensor data, low-power music playback & always-on voice recognition)

13MP ISOCELL RWBW Rear-Camera with PDAF* (4K HEVC Video Encoding)
Package: DualTone LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 Aperture, 6p-lens (cp. Vivo Xshot)

8MP ISOCELL RWBW Front-Camera [S5K4H5YB] (1080p HEVC Video Encoding)
Package: same as the Idol 3 (Same sensor size: 1/4" -> wide-angle, f/2.0, etc)

~4000mA/h Li-Po non-removable battery² (cp. Lenovo P70/P90)
Mediatek MT3188 qi+pma+Rezence Wireless Charging Receiver
            Alternatively: NuCurrent qi+pma+Rezence Wireless Charging Receiver (with Broadcom's BCM59350)
USB Type-C (USB 2.0, cp. Nokia N1) + microUSB on the bottom (Why both? USB Type-C to future-proof it, microUSB to use existing chargers)
Quick Charge 3.0 certification (up to 24W) on both the microUSB & Type-C ports
3.5mm headset-jack on the top (with 3-button headset support)
InfraRed Blaster on the top (to control Televisions, etc)
3 MEMS microphones for stereo recording with noise reduction (1x top, 1x bottom, 1x rear)

Dimensions: 142x71x8.6mm (no protuding elements!)
Front Facing Stereo speakers by JBL (thicker body & bigger speaker holes should improve bass & audio fidelity)
Metal frame (Anodized Aluminium 7000?) with chamfered edges
Matte black soft-touch plastic backcover (Removable; logos & certifications on the inside!)
Rear Power-Button with integrated Fingerprint-Reader
Volume Rocker on the right hand side
IP67 Water resistance (nano-coating on the open headset- & usb-ports)

Software features:

Pure Android M (no skins, whatsoever) with fast Software-Updates
Android RRO Layers (AOSP Theming Engine) incl. a Dark-Mode (for better battery life with the SuperAMOLED display)
3D Gestures via Dual IR Proximity-/Ambient Light-sensors (Hold hand over device to decline incoming call, wave hand over device to accept incoming call and switch to loudspeaker)
Sunlight Display via Dual IR Proximity-/Ambient Light-sensors (Makes changes to contrast, gamma & saturation for better readability in bright sunlight)
Advanced Adaptive Display via Dual IR Proximity-/Ambient Light-sensors (More precise display dimming, no more dimming caused by accidentally covering the sensor with your hand)
User-Accessible Display Tweaks (Hue, Saturation, Color temperature, Gamma, Contrast, etc)
Double-Tap to wake, Double tap status-/navigation-bar to sleep
Secure Wake/Unlock (Since the rear power-button doubles as a fingerprint reader, you can wake and unlock your device using your fingerprints)
Eye-D (Biometric Scan), now even in low-light scenarios thanks to the RWB Color filter array
Two stage authentification (using both fingerprint and Eye-D)
Custom Camera app with full manual mode (inc. RAW-capture, manual shutter speed, manual focus, manual exposure, etc)
Qualcomm Camera features (UbiFocus, OptiZoom, ChromaFlash, Hybrid AF [PDAF + Contrast AF], Hybrid Video Stabilization [OIS + EIS])
Android Pay (NFC antenna has to be at the top of the back, so that you don't block it with your finger when you're using the fingerprint-reader!)
Force-Touch (no built in system-wide functions since they could interfere with the assigned force-touch functions of third party apps & games)
Support for the newest image & video codecs / file formats (HEVC Video De- & Encoding, VP9 Decoding, BPG/WebP/RAW/PNG image capture)

Optional accessories:

Wireless charger (qi? pma? Rezence?)
QuickCharge 3.0 certified charger with 2 cables (1x USB to microUSB + 1x USB to Type-C)
Replaceable back covers: Denim, Brushed Plastic, Nylon, Sandstone, etc. (All with different colors)

Pricing: (using a lot of samsung components should help keep prices down; additionally MEMS sensors, MEMS microphones, audio amps & more can be purchased from STM, further reducing costs)

3GB Ram, 32GB storage variant: 349$
4GB Ram, 64GB storage variant: 399$

Pre-Order bonus: Save 50$
Developer bonus³: Get your device early when pre-ordering, save 50$ when buying it after release

A December 2015 release would be perfect: One of the first SD620 devices, just in time for christmas & a chance to become the best phone of 2015 :D

Potential marketing slogans:

"Why choose compromises? Choose the Idol 4!" // "The better Nexus [5X]" // "The 2016 Flagship Killer [OnePlus 2] Killer"

1. High-resolution photos OR excellent low light sensitivity? -> Why choose? 13/8MP with brand new RWBW-Color Filters and Samsung's ISOCELL technology
2. High performance OR long battery life? -> Why choose? 64bit Octa-Core Processor with the latest Cortex A73 architecture AND a 4000mA/h battery
3. New standards OR legacy-device support? -> Why choose? New ac Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Aware, BT 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C AND legacy FM Radio, IR Blaster, microUSB port
4. Front facing stereo speakers OR compact dimensions? -> Why choose? Front facing stereo speakers by JBL AND a 5.2" display in a compact 142x71mm body resulting in a Screen-To-Body ratio of over 70%
5. Mass-adopted qi & pma (inductive) wireless charging OR the upcoming Rezence (resonant) wireless charging? -> Why choose? Multi-standard wireless charging receiver
And so on, and so on ;)


*Rear-Camera: Samsung currently does not offer a 13MP RWBW ISOCELL sensor with PDAF, they do however offer a 13MP RGBG ISOCELL sensor with PDAF (used in the Oppo R7).
Applying their new RWBW color filters to the existing 13MP ISOCELL PDAF sensor should not be a problem, as their 8MP RWBW sensor was originally announced as a RGBG sensor, too.
And since Samsung's 13MP sensor has the same size as the Vivo Xshot's 13MP IMX214 sensor (which is 1/3.06"), it should be possible to use the Xshot's excellent camera package (OIS, 6p-lens, f/1.8), shouldn't it?

²How to fit a ~4000 mA/h battery in this compact body? By stacking two PCBs on top of each other and thus cutting the required PCB area in half. With the cool, low-power components (such as eMMC, audio codecs, sensors, etc) being on the bottom PCB and the hot, high-performance components (such as the AP, wireless connectivity chips, PMUs, etc) being on the top PCB.
Examplary PCB stacking:       PCB Area 1: eMMC storage, MEMS sensors, audio components, SIM/SD-card connectors, etc. (bottom) + PoP AP, Wireless SoC, LTE components (top)
                                            PCB Area 2: USB switch (micro/Type-C), PMUs (bottom) + MT3188 PCB (top)

³Developer bonus: Recognized XDA-developers can get the phone early (when pre-ordering) or at a lower price (after the release) -> building a custom ROM/kernel community (Source code has to be published ASAP!)

Side-notes & potential future plans:

There are roughly 3 different smartphone user groups:
[1] Users who prefer small phones (<=4.7" displays)
[2] Users who prefer medium-sized phones (5-5.2" displays)
[3] Users who prefer large phones a.k.a. "phablets" (>=5.5" displays)

The current Idol 3 series covers [1] & [3], the new Idol 4 would cover the missing [2].

Of course 4.7" & 5.5" versions of the Idol 4 could replace the current Idol 3 series in the future (2016?):

4.7" 720p SuperAMOLED display, Snapdragon 430, 3GB LPDDR3 Ram, 16GB eMMC 5.1, ~3000 mA/h battery, otherwise identical specs
5.5" 1080p Forcetouch SuperAMOLED display (cp. Huawei Mate S), Snapdragon 620 (higher clockspeeds than the 5.2" version), 4GB LPDDR3 Ram, 64GB eMMC 5.1, ~4500mA/h battery, otherwise identical specs

What about pricing of the new Idol 4 versions?

4.7" 3GB/16GB variant: 249$
5.2" 3GB/32GB variant: 299$ (50$ price cut)
5.2" 4GB/64GB variant: 349$ (50$ price cut)
5.5" 4GB/64GB variant: 399$
OnePlus Zero (#caffeine) - Concept by r4yNTv
OnePlus Zero (#caffeine) - Concept
One of my worst concepts :/
(I honestly don't like it...)

Anyhow, specs are as followed:

Snapdragon 620
3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 (variant)
Adreno 510 GPU

32GB / 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage (variant)
microSDXC Card Slot (SD 3.01 UHS-I)
Dual SIM LTE Cat.7 (World-Mode)

5.1" FullHD SuperAMOLED Display (cp. Samsung Galaxy S5)
Curved (2.5D) Gorilla Glass 4 (Zero Bezel Illusion, ClearBlack filters)
Corning's Anti-reflective Easy-To-Clean Technology (Nano-Coating)

Dual Front Fracing Stereo Speakers
Dual Toshiba T4KA3 8MP Front Facing Cameras (3D Face Unlock, Greenscreen Simulation)
Dual Front Facing IR Proximity/Ambient Light Sensors (3D Gestures, Accidental Cover Detection)

Removable Curved (2.5D) Ballistic Nylon Back-Plate
Dual 2400mA/h Solid State Batteries (4800 mA/h in parallel)
Integrated Multi-Mode Wireless Charging (WPC, PMA, A4WP, Ossia Cota)

13MP Omnivision OV13860 Camera (4K HDR Video recording, f/1.8 Aperture)
Wavelens MEMS AF + OIS Solution (Instant Focus, ZSL, UbiFocus, OptiZoom)
Rear-Facing Biometric (Fingerprint-sensing) Power-Button, Dual-Tone LED Flash

Micro USB 2.0 port on the top (QuickCharge 2.0)
USB 2.0 C-Type on the bottom (QuickCharge 2.0)
3.5mm headphone / headset plug on the bottom

Dimensions: 139 x 69 x 7.8 mm

Premium Materials (Gorilla Glass 4, Metal frame, Ballistic Nylon)
Dust- & Water-resistant (IP5X / IP6X certified)

Pricing: 349$ (3GB/32GB), 399$ (4GB/64GB)
Huawei Nexus 5 (2015) - Concept [updated Specs] by r4yNTv
Huawei Nexus 5 (2015) - Concept [updated Specs]
I know I'm not a good designer, but I hope that someone with the skills might pick it up and create a real concept (with 3D renders) out of my idea ;)

Specs & Features [updated on the 12th of March, 2015]:

#SoC (System-on-a-Chip)
    Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 940 SoC
    16nm FinFET manufacturing process
    Octa-Core 64bit CPU (Quad A72 @ 2.2Ghz + Quad A53 @ 1.4GHz)
    i7 Co-Processor (Sensor Hub, Connectivity & Security)
    Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP
    ARM Mali T860 GPU
    4GB LPDDR4 memory + 64GB UFS 2.0 storage (PoP: SoC + LPDDR4 + UFS 2.0)
    Native 10 bit, HDR & 4K UHD support (Display, GPU, VPU)
            4K 10bit YUV Main10 HEVC & VP9 De- & Encoding (in hardware)
            4K 10bit HDR Video recording (RF) & QHD 10bit HDR Video recording (FF)
            10bit Wide Color-Gamut OLED Display

    5.2" JDI "Sheet" OLED Display (~76% screen-to-body ratio)
    1920*1080 resolution (~424ppi)
    WRGB subpixel matrix (higher max. brightness & lower power consumption)
    Native support for HDR content
    1.07 billion colors (10 bit)
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with ZeroGap
    Corning Anti-Reflective & Easy-to-clean coating
    Super-sensitive digitizer (glove mode & hover detection)
    4 proximity/ambient light sensors for gesture recognition + adaptive Display (local + gradual control over contrast, saturation & brightness)

    16MP RF Camera (IMX240: 4K [HDR] video, 1080p [HDR] Slow-motion video, MEMS-AF, All-focus, OIS + EIS, f/1.8, ZSL, triple-tone LED flash)
    8MP FF Camera (T4KA3: QHD [HDR] video, 1080p [HDR] Slow-motion video, AF, EIS, f/1.8, ZSL)
    Dual-ISP (up to 32MP)
    10bit YUV HEVC Main10 / VP9 Encoding (hardware), RAW [HDR] photo capture
    Always in "Stand-by"-mode for instant launch & capture
    Manual control over parameters in the Camera App's "Pro-Mode"
    Non-protuding (flat with the body to prevent scratches), RF-Camera protected by Sapphire glass
    4 microphones for enhanced noise reduction & voice control (1 @ front, 1 @ top, 1 @ bottom, 1 @ rear)

    Only 7.6mm thin (139 x 70 x 7.6mm)
    Matte soft-touch plastic shell (3 parts: top shell, backplate, bottom shell)
    Removable soft-touch plastic backplate (to access the removable battery, the 2 microSIM-card slots & the microSDXC card slot)
    Silver metal side-strips with chamfered edges (adding elegance & simplicity while also offering a secure grip)
    Dual Front Facing stereo speakers (for HQ / Hi-Fi audio from the SoC's DSP & Audio codec)
    2x Speaker grill-strips on the front (similar to the HTC Desire 626 & 826):
            Upper strip:    Left: IR/Proximity1 - Left/Center: Nothing      - Center: Nothing [because of the centered FF Camera & NFC]  - Center/Right: Speaker1 - Right: IR/Proximity2
            Lower strip:    Left: IR/Proximity3 - Left/Center: Microphone - Center: Nothing [because of centered USB C-type connector] - Center/Right: Speaker2 - Right: IR/Proximity4
    2x accent strips on the back to compliment the look on the front
    Triple-tone LED Flash (connecting the RF Camera with the top accent strip)
    Water- & Dust-resistant (water-proofing rubber band + wireless charging coil on the inside of the removable backplate)
    Rear Button below the camera (slightly recessed to make it easier to find, Fingerprint scanner + clickable hardware button for sleep/wake/power)

    New efficient architectures (CPU, GPU, etc)
    Support for the latest APIs (glNext aka Vulkan)
    LPDDR4 memory, HSA (OpenCL 2.1, Renderscript next, heterogeneous computing)
    UFS 2.0 storage (boot up in < 3 seconds)
    FinFET manufacturing process
    Integrated modem, Audio DSP, low power +1 co-processor, etc
    Removable dual 2100 mA/h batteries in parallel (for a total battery capacity of 4200 mA/h)
    Up to 15W (Multi-standard) wireless charging
    FastCharge (up to 40W via SuperMHL / USB C-type)
            Q: How can it charge so fast?
            A: Because it charges two batteries at the same time, instead of just a single battery!
    SuperMHL (1 lane, up to 40W, 4K 60fps, Deep Color)

    LTE Advanced with Carrier-Aggregation (Up + Down)
    Integrated world-mode modem & global RF-solution (Dual-SIM: 2x microSIM card slots)
    MU-MIMO Dual-band ac Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth 4.2 Smart
    NFC (On the back, behind the FF Camera)
    1x microUSB 2.0 (positioned left @ top side)
    1x USB C-type (centered @ bottom side)
    1x 3.5mm headset (positioned left @ bottom side)
    microSDXC card expansion (up to 2TB, SoC supports the latest SD 4.1 [UHS-II] standard)

    Q3/Q4 2015
    449€ / 449$


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