We have seen our share of unusual designs when it comes to smartphones. Take for example the banana-shaped LG G Flex. The old Motorola Flipout or the new BlackBerry Passport, both of which diverge from commonly accepted standards, push the level of weirdness a step further. However, if you think that you have seen it all, we can assure you that you haven’t. The proof of that is a funny looking Sony smartphone with swivel camera that has been spotted in the wild.
Sony smartphone looking like a bottle of perfume.
The first thing that comes to mind when you see the phone is a bottle of perfume, especially when you look at the back side. To the top of the device is attached an odd looking transparent “thing” which results to be a camera. And it’s not just any camera but a 19.2-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with Sony G lens, optical image stabilization, ultra fast shutter and built-in ND filter. Another uncommon feature of the camera is that it can rotate to the back and front, making it the best selfie camera a user can dream of. It even beats Oppo N1’s 13-megapixel swivel shooter.
Camera aside, we don’t know much about Sony’s new phone. There appear to be no buttons whatsoever and bezels look very slim. The screen allegedly will be of a 3-inch variety and the whole device is said to measure 57.7 x 125 x 20.1 mm while tipping the scale at 136 grams. The handset apparently will come with Wi-Fi and NFC support as well as a microSD slot for storage expansion.
Provided that the phone is the real deal, and at the moment everything seems to point to the fact that it is, it will be a device with one of the most unorthodox designs that we have ever seen. The list of rumored specs doesn’t look bad, but too many bits and pieces are still missing to give us the full picture of the phone. It appears to be a product made mostly with Asian market in mind, so chances are pretty slim that we will ever see it in the US, that is if it actually exists.