10 of the best smartphone concepts we wish were real

Nexus P3

Designer: Enrico Vicari and Giuseppe Avanzato

The Nexus P3 concept reminds us in some ways of the LG G5, as it has a slot which you can add extra hardware to. But the approach is slightly different, with the port sliding out to house a QWERTY keyboard or a gamepad. Or, if you don't want any additional control options, you can put a massive 4,700mAh battery inside for long-lasting fun.

QWERTY phones are rare and there hasn't been a mainstream smartphone with a built in gamepad since the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, so the Nexus P3 would fill two niches instantly, as well as presumably having amazing battery life, which is something almost all handsets lack.

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.