Impressive iPhone Z foldable concept estimated to cost US$3,260
Russian company Caviar specializing in custom-made luxury iPhone modifications recently presented its iPhone Z foldable concept. Note that it is still unclear if this concept would ever see the light of day. Still, it is interesting to see how Caviar’s talented designers envision a truly premium foldable smartphone.
The impressive iPhone Z comes with two sections that fold in a Z shape and enable multiple uses. Fully opened, the screen of the iPhone Z concept has a 10.4-inch diagonal and a 3:2 aspect ratio, making it an ideal tablet with an outstanding 3,876 x 2,758 resolution. In its fully folded state, the device is a bit on the thick side, yet the golden materials and diamond studs that ornate the edges make up for this slight inconvenience. When used as a smartphone, the display shrinks to a 20:9 aspect ratio, yet the 1,292 x 2,758 resolution is still higher than any non-4K display on the market.
Users can also employ a selfie mode by folding only one segment in conjunction with the rear cam setup that includes three 15 MP sensors. Additionally, the device can act as a laptop, with one screen segment used as a keyboard, or it can turn into a standing screen. The screen comes with in-display Touch ID and punch-hole selfie cam + Face ID projector. No word on the battery capacity, but the included USB-C connector may allow for some sort of fast charging.
Caviar estimates that, if it ever gets manufactured, the iPhone Z would cost around US$3,262, which is surprisingly low considering that the device comes with gold materials and 90 diamond studs.