The vast majority of the high-end smartphones out there are powered by ARM processors, yet things are slowly changing, as new chip makers start optimizing their CPUs for use in mobile devices.
Intel has already done so, and the first Android-based smartphones packing its Atom chips
have been brought to the market, which suggests that AMD, Intel’s archrival on the processor market, might be planning a similar move.
Some people actually hope that this will happen, and designer Rahul Sharma
is one of them, building a concept phone that is indeed powered by an AMD CPU.
Dubbed Google Nexus 2013, the new concept device
runs under Google’s yet unannounced Android Key Lime Pie operating system, and sports a highly appealing design, as can be seen in the photos to the left (via
’s body is both very thin and curved to better fit users’ hands, while featuring a series of capabilities that haven’t been spotted inside smartphones before.
Among them, we can count the presence of two 3-megapixel cameras on the front, which would supposedly provide support for making 3D calls, provided that the software inside the device actually supports it.
In addition to the AMD Piledriver 1.7 GHz processor, the Google Nexus 2013 concept device packs an Nvidia GPU, while boasting an impressively large 4.9-inch touchscreen display on the front, capable of delivering a 1600 x 840 pixels resolution.
The specs list of this smartphone also includes 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, along with a 21-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of delivering great photo and video shooting capabilities.
Pressure sensor, altimeter, magnetic sensor and 6 point multitouch were included in the concept handset
as well, along with thermoelectric patch to provide heat charging.
Another interesting feature of the device is an Rfid sensor, which should provide new functionality to users, along with a Hibernate mod aimed at saving battery life.
Undoubtedly, this Google Nexus 2013 concept phone looks highly appealing, especially with those yet unheard of features, though we doubt that it will actually arrive on shelves in the near future.