10 of the best smartphone concepts we wish were real

Atlas Kinetic

Designer: Ricardo Baiao

The Atlas Kinetic isn't that smart, as it only contains fairly basic phone features, but it uses kinetic energy to charge, so you can juice it up just by moving it. In a world where most smartphones struggle to last much more than a day a handset that you can charge up anywhere, any time would be enormously useful.

It also looks good, with a unique design and a metal and glass finish. You might not think a kinetic solution would generate enough energy to power a phone, but while the Atlas Kinetic is just a concept there is real research in this area, so it's something that we could see one day.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.