New Concept Designs for Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Emerge
A flurry of concept designs portraying the upcoming GalaxyNexus phone is making waves on the Internet Photo: Digital Proto

A flurry of user-generated concept designs for a next-generation Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone is making waves on the internet. One Galaxy Nexus user and fan has reportedly designed a new Nexus D smartphone while watching the Olympics.

Dorian Lust, a patent-holding mechanical engineer and reader of the website BetaNews, has revealed his idea for a prototype for the next Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Lust's new Nexus D smartphone design has several standout features, including thin light pipes down the aisle on both side panels, a fingerprint scanner and an infrared port for universal remote functionality. The coloured LEDs on the light pipes serve as call/message notifications or as vanity lights for a front-facing camera.

The soft plastic back cover is delicately curved and designed to fit snugly into the palm. The back cover also houses a kickstand to provide landscape picture orientation for videos and slideshows.

Lust's Galaxy Nexus prototype has a height to width ratio of 1.8:1, compared with the Apple iPhone's 1.95:1. Lust is also considering incorporating a laser pointer and road safety camera detection.

Another Galaxy Nexus Concept Design

New Concept Designs for Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Emerge
A Galaxy Nexus user and fan has reportedly designed a new Nexus D smartphone while watching the Olympics Photo: Concept Phones/Killu-Chan Concept Phones

In related news, another post on Concept Phones by author Thrystan states: "After so many Nokia and Apple concepts, here's a device focused on the Google experience. This is the Next Galaxy Nexus, or maybe you want to dub it Galaxy Nexus 2. I supposed it's made by Samsung, since the designer didn't mention that aspect, although some elements of its design make me think about Motorola."

This idea for a future Galaxy Nexus resembles recently released Motorola handsets, with characteristic angular lines on the front panel.

The smartphone sports a five-inch edge-to-edge display that is finished with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, and has at least 32GB of storage, up from the 16GB of the original Galaxy Nexus. It adds 8GB of RAM and features connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 with MHL. This handset also features USB on-the-go, as well as HSDPA 42Mbps connectivity. For photography, the phone features a 12MP primary camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording at 30fps and advanced features such as autofocus, LED flash and simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, image stabilisation and face and smile detection.

The device boasts a 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video capture at 30fps during video calling. A quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 2 GHz processor, with GPU ULP GeForce is also proposed.