Whoa! SLIQ is One Sexy Phone Concept

Illustration for article titled Whoa! SLIQ is One Sexy Phone Concept

Click to viewIt's been a while since a cellphone has filled us with as much lust as this SLIQ design. It's a concept by Mike Serafin with no keypad and what he calls an "advanced touch interface." It better be pretty advanced, because we haven't been all that impressed with touch interfaces thus far.

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Its illustrations have the Samsung logo either proudly or hopefully displayed, but we're not sure if this is a Samsung-authorized design or not. Besides its good looks, the concept has one particularly unusual feature we've never seen in a cellphone before.

Get this, the most unusual feature: it has a crank that powers it up, so maybe it doesn't even need batteries. Neat. check out these design sketches:

Illustration for article titled Whoa! SLIQ is One Sexy Phone Concept



Also included in this possibly vaporware concept is a 2-megapixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens that looks like it retracts into the phone's slightly bulging top section. Even with that camera goodness, the design calls for an ultra-thin profile of a mere 10mm. Its shiny toy-like form factor with its sexy disappearing LCD screen really gets us going. OK, back in our holes.

Designer's Page [Coroflot, via Yanko Design]

DISCUSSION

ceilingfanboy
ceilingFANBOY

Yea, I saw the thing that says Crank Up Power Gen. It would be nice if some of the smaller text wasn't so fuzzy in the picture. I know it's a long shot, but that gen could mean something else other than generator or he could even mean power generator in that it causes the thing to turn on. Looking at the link it says Crank Power Up. If it is meant to be a crank to charge the phone battery, it has a poor design for its function because, without a nub to hold onto, the rest of the phone is going to get in the way of your cranking. Then again, this is just an early sketch so maybe that is something that would be addressed if this actually became a real product.