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The Minimalist Phone Concept You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Phones aren't phones any more. 

According to recent research from Lenovo, phone calls only make up seven per cent of our smartphone use - everything else is media playback, messaging and status updates.

Which is why we like the look of Jorge Arbelo Cabrera's phone concept.

The Spanish technical engineer has taken things back to basics without skimping on modern tech: the Luna phone would use a convex curved LED screen, ditching buttons in favour of a touchpad on which you can trace numbers and letters. Drawing an envelope to "send" is a touch fiddly, but this isn't supposed to be your main handset - more a backup, or a device you actually use for calls while a tablet takes care of social stuff.

"Designed to look classy even with its basic, lower-end hardware, this could be your perfect backup phone," explains Cabrera. "Not to mention, the battery backup on this would run for weeks, given its minimal build. Now who wouldn’t want that!"

Nokia - sign him up.