Nokia fans want a 4 inch smartphone with multiple OS support

Announced by Nokia almost two months ago, the Design by Community project is almost finished. Nokia fans had to vote for what features and characteristics they’d want in their dream Nokia smartphone. The voting is now closed, and a team of Nokia designers will make some sketches that will be turned into a concept device later this month.

Fans have voted at Nokia Conversations that the final device should be a 10mm thin monoblock made out of aluminum. Its features should include: a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display, open source operating system, unlimited multitasking, Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g, USB 3.0, HDMI, Dolby surround sound, and an 8MP camera with 4X optical zoom, dual LED and Xenon flash, and HD video recording.

The handset should also have “DbC OS 1 temperature and location sensors so your device constantly monitors your whereabouts and the local conditions.”

Everything here seems doable, including the multiple OS support – Nokia could easily make a phone to support both Symbian and MeeGo.

Anyway, until a team of Nokia designers finishes the concept device, we’ve made a quick mock-up of what the handset might look like:

(this UI is from an early version of Symbian^4)

Nokia should present its own concept before the end of May, so let’s wait and see what they have to show us. Meanwhile, Nokia will be in search of a name for the concept phone.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Saami Matloob

    what about a physical keyboard 😐

  • James W

    not everyone wants a keyboard, that is just so lame and 90's now, what is it with qwerty keyboards fanboys?

    BTW, why don't we just increase the camera to a whooping 12mp like they did for the N8, 8mp also seems a little dated now.

  • christexaport

    First concept images from the results of the Design by Community initiative from Nokia. This one was submitted by the guys at, one of my favorite sites.

  • davidwanner

    what i mean is that sometimes on this site, people say that some phones are not that good because they dont have this or that, and that the phone they are waiting for has every latest tech under the sun, and they are willing to pay £400 for it etc.
    dont get me wrong, its not an insult against this site, but sometimes it seems that what members of this forum want in a phone is not always what what the majority of people would generally look for in a phone; whether it be because of price being too expensive, additions that wont be used alot by most people or the size of the phone.
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  • surethom

    I agree with everything apart from the screen size 4” is to big 3.7 is the max screen size for your pocket.

  • williekimbell

    It would be nice to use but a pain to carry. I despise having a case of any type hanging from my belt so I always carry my phone in my front pocket. A 4″ screen would be like a large flat brick in my pocket. If they can keep it 10mm thick it will help some but I have my doubts if they can do than and pack in all the features.Nitro Muscle Mass