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Funky ''Flip'' Phone Concept Has Three Sides

Kristian Larsen's "Flip" phone concept over at Yanko Design, definitely isn't your typical flip phone. The name may be fitting for the phone, but none of us would expect to see a phone do this kind of flipping.

Sporting three beautiful super AMOLED screens, this flashy phone has tons of unique uses. In its triangular position, the phone looks and works like your typical alarm clock or docked phone sitting comfortably on your night stand. It can even be used as a mini video player in this configuration. When the fancy "Flip" phone isn't being used in the triangular position, one of the phone's screens is tucked away between the other two, giving the phone a more conventional and convenient shape for travel.

Aside from the numerous practical uses of the phone in its triangular or conventional shape, the phone can even be used as a dual-screened, open face surface, perfect for ebook reading. One of the downsides of having a phone made up of thin screens is definitely the durability and longevity of the device. Luckily, Larsen has got us covered there with the phone's Gorilla Glass screen covers and steel mesh links connecting the screens.

Another awesome feature of this design is the LED lit keyboard behind one of the screens. This keyboard allows you to turn your "Flip" phone into a tiny laptop and with a front-facing camera, you can even do some hands free video chatting. In addition to all of the Flip's many shapes and uses, the Android OS the phone is running will be sure to please many.

Check out the video here.

Tell us what you think of Larsen's design below.

Photos via Yanko Design

  • gm0n3y
    With all those screens, this thing is going to be mighty thick.
  • nebun
    gm0n3yWith all those screens, this thing is going to be mighty thick.not really, haven't you see how thin super AMOLED screens can be?
  • belardo
    Its battery issues more than anything else. AMOLED screens still eat quite a bit of power, and having two screens - unless its using the same screen on both sides somehow - is really going be hungry.
  • husker
    Design class 101: Since you only use any 2 screens at the same time (as evidenced by this article), the extra expense of the 3rd screen is pointless.
  • joytech22
    Interesting device, certainly a eye-catcher but it would need to have some decent hardware if they expected anybody to use the device properly.

    I can see it being useful when browsing a web page, open the page up on all 3 screens and you can see much more text, but the bezel between the screens would be a hassle.
  • c0oim4n
    This idea is actually pretty kick-ass!
    Think: If its got a nice, beefy dual core processor, gaming would be very cool on the thing! have one screen playing the game, the other screen as the controller... Its a great idea!
  • hardcore_gamer
    gm0n3yWith all those screens, this thing is going to be mighty thick.
    Take a look at the 3rd pic.Its not that thick
  • mayankleoboy1
    eye catching: yes

    useful: no

    buying: are you out of your mind?
  • jblack
    hardcore_gamerTake a look at the 3rd pic.Its not that thick
    That's what she said.
  • eddieroolz
    Uh, three sides just for a clock it seems. Just use a dock?