Evolution in phone design
Over the past 20 years, the appearance of a mobile phone has undergone a huge metamorphosis. For those of you who never had "an antennae" in their hands (because they used to look like cell phones), it's hard to imagine...
...The prototype of the first mobile phone created by Eriksson in 1956 weighed 40 kilograms and resembled a suitcase. And the first phone sold in the 1973 Motorola model DynaTAC weighed 0.8 kg and had brick dimensions. Without color display. Heavy. Big. No access to the internet and the ability to take photos. Design also was not his strongest side.
Evolution in phone design
Since then, a lot has changed. The phones have come up with colorful displays, more power, more capabilities, applications... From the casing disappeared the keyboard, and the whole handling has moved to the touch screen. Colossal changes, but... As we look at the graphic below we can be surprised to find that in some respects we are back to the beginning. The phones were first big and brick, then they became smaller and now they are enlarging their size (but they are not bricky). And all indications are that it's not over. And further changes in appearance are just a matter of time.
In designing today's phones, design is becoming increasingly important. The phone is not only a "little computer" that we call, SMS, surf the web and take photos, but become a wardrobe, a fashion accessory. We use the smartphone often, some of us almost do not let him out of the hand. No wonder we want it to look great. In modern phones design is almost as important as what is inside. For this reason, handset manufacturers are increasingly using the help of world-class fashion designers such as Versace, Dolc & Gabbana and Prada. The phone must be trendy and must be trendy.
What are the most important trends in phone design?
Increasingly large displays
The display takes up more and more space of the phone. This is the cost of housing. More and more models of the so-called. rimless. Everything to make the phone become more multimedia and could in many cases replace the tablet.
Increasingly slim casing
Phones are getting thinner and lighter. For what? I do not know. Perhaps in the world of phones as well as in fashion what is skinny is beautiful. In any case, the pursuit of slimness makes phones more prone to damage, especially displays. That is why users are more likely to reach for a durable phone case and secure the screens with toughened glass.
Increasingly flexible screens
Displays not only get bigger but they also have increasingly curved planes. This trend has led to such phones as LG G Flex or Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Perhaps in the future we will be able to close the screen like a book or wrap a phone like a bracelet around the hand. Who knows?