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Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet, French designers, have a new concept for the future smartphone. This team is working with Thomson, an electronics brand, and is calling their new phone, Alo. This incredible smartphone will snub the LED-backlit touchscreens and in place, project 3D holographic images of messages, movies, or any other object intended for viewing. This future smartphone is completely voice-activated and has been constructed from a gelatinous translucent housing. Moreover, the phone has been designed to entirely fit in the palm of your hand.

Who Is Behind The Design

Philippe Starck was born in 1949 and gained recognition in 1980 for his industrial and architectural design of furniture and other objects. Simple yet inventive structures is what Starck is all about. His is the son of an aeronautical engineer and studied at the Ecole Camondo in Paris. Starck has a democratic design concept that is not just aimed at the upper-tiered incomes. However, he has a perfect idea to increase production quantities and cut costs using mail order.

One of Starck’s cost –cutting ideas for the public include plastic furniture and the development of the Fluocaril toothbrushes, Zikmu speakers, Zik headphones, and more. In addition, his environment and ecological concerns led Starck to create the Good Goods catalog and set up AOA, an organic food company.

What Is Alo?

Alo will allow all phone functions to be an entirely vocalized interface. It will read your SMS and emails as well as dictate your messages, so there is no need to type them. Jerome Olivet, who specializes in product design, says this phone’s camera acts as an ‘eye.’ This camera will allow you to read texts and identify faces, and perhaps greatest of all- project 3D hologram images. In any case, these hologram images will provide the perfect way to view movies or messages.

What Is This Future Smartphone Made Of?

The Alo is created from a self- healing material with a crescent-shaped design.  This future smartphone will provide users with heat and vibration which is a fantastic step up from the usual aluminum. This phone has been created for the future with voice-activation making it no longer necessary to use touch screens or buttons.  In the meantime, it is being called the iPhone for a post-iPhone world.

How Will The Alo Work?

The Alo is different from any other smartphone on the market today. Its most notable difference is the ability to project 3D holograms.  It is also being designed to be fully user-friendly. Users will be able to communicate through vibrations and heat. The center of the phone has aluminum alloy that vibrates and provides feedback to the user through temperature. The translucent skin of the phone communicates through vibrations. Heat will be produced depending on activity, and the ‘skin’ will repair automatically as soon as it is damaged.

Designer, Olivet has been quoted as saying, “This future smartphone is true artificial intelligence”. Artificial intelligence is continuing to rise in functionally. Moreover, there will be more products being designed like this incredible gelatinous device.