New Nokia Render is Boxy, What Do You Think?

Alright, so there’s no way this is an official Nokia design, but it’s always fun to speculate about renders that could be turned into functional designs. The image above has been circulating on Twitter today with specs that are killer: quad-core processor, 12MP camera, and a 4.5″ screen.

The most noticeable thing about this design aside from its boxy shape are the speaker grills. My first impression of the device reminded me of one of those handheld Siemens radios from the 80s. I’m not so sure that’s a good thing, given their boxy nature as well.

What do you think about this design? It’s a bit thicker than previous Lumia renders that another designer made, but it does have an odd sort of charm about it. I think I would miss that polycarbonate body, though. It’s just so sleek to hold.


  • It looks kinda neat, but I can’t stand having a flat device after using Nexus phones. It may just be a mental thing, but the extra thumb/finger travel needed to do scrolling and other up/down tasks annoys me to no end.

  • Joe

    It kinda reminds me of the iPhone design. It might look really sexy, but I’m not sure it would be comfortable to use.