Smartphones are big business, and they manage to generate enormous web buzz among the faithful, so insider information about the next generation of phone technology and design is hot stuff.
So when OnLeaks, one of the insider sources on phone design, glommed on to the schematic information for the new Nexus 6 smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei, it led YouTuber Jermaine Smit to take the specs and 3D print the housing for the phone–just as he did back in February for the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Steve Hemmerstoffer, the Editor in Chief of NowhereElse.fr, released the details of the phone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei of the Nexus 6, and the information is accurate to the millimeter.
Hemmerstoffer says this new Nexus 6 is equipped with a screen of 5.5″ or 5.7″ diagonally, is capable of resolution to 2560 x 1440 px, includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon S810 processor backed by 3GB of RAM LPDDR4 memory.
The phone has a front-facing camera which can resolve to 5 mpx, and all in a metal box which measures 159.4 x 78.3 mm and ranges from 6.6 to 8.5 mm thick.
The phone also includes a fingerprint reader which is encircled by a metal ring. The camera has a double LED flash camera sensor which appears to be integrated into the top and bulges out of the unit. Add to that two front-mounted speakers, and you have the formula for the next big thing in smartphone goodness.
Smit does phone reviews, game reviews, drop tests and talks about concepts he makes himself on his YouTube channel, and says that, while he’s still “learning how to make everything look better,” he is capable of 3D printing items to further his cause.
With a mighty pile of smartphones sold worldwide each year, the growing market is competitive and manages to generate a major buzz as large competitors battle it out to build slicker, more efficient and cheaper products.
Smit, a designer and artist, regularly uses 3D printing to reverse engineer the exteriors of everything from the latest iPhone 6 to this project. He takes leaked drawings and builds his very accurate models, and his 3D printed mock-ups end up very close to the finished goods.
“We are making a concept, and I just wanted to make a fast 3D print of the device,” says Smit on his channel.
His renderings of how he believes the next generation of smartphones will appear are spread across the internet and, we presumed, regularly result in fits of drooling ecstasy among “phonies” looking to peek behind the curtain and watch as the Wizards of Communication prepare to roll out the Next Big Thing.
What do you think of these 3D renderings and prints by artist and designer Jermaine Smit? Let us know in the 3D Printed Nexus 6 Phone Leak forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out Smit’s video of the leaked specs below.
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