My Atomos Family of Devices

I won't bore you guys with too much back story. Because no one likes too much back story. That ends up being the reason my posts become TL;DR. So, I'm just going to post images (or links to the images, I'll decide as I'm typing this), describe a few things, etc. etc. Now, lets get started.

Here is the only back story I'm really going to give you. Hi, my name is Austin A. Deane. I'm a total geek/nerd, I love specs, and I became interested in phone (and technology design in general) design this past summer. And just recently I've decided I want to make a career out of it (but in a very... unorthodox way). And now on to the devices.

My first devices that I designed are my Atomos line of devices. They run Android. And an extremely lightly skinned version of Android at that. I know people have a terrible aversion/hate for non-pure Android. I can't change that. But I want my devices to be ever so slightly different than pure. That said, the goal is that it stays close enough that Android Purists won't burn my devices on sight (you know, because they totally burn non-pure Android devices everyday :P ). The names of these devices, in the order that I designed them, are Atomos Nebula, Atomos Star, Atomos Planet, Atomos Galaxy, Atomos Universe, Atomos Dimension, Atomos Curve, and Atomos Space.

If anyone who ends up reading this has read any of my previous posts, they should recognize some of these names. I feel the need to point out that while the names are familiar, the devices (excluding the Atomos Curve) aren't. All of the above devices with names that you might recognize have gone through a redesign. The other names that you don't recognize, and one that will throw you through a loop hole (if you remember anything from my previous posts) are renames.

My Atomos Nebula (once known as Atomos Galaxy), is the first device that I designed. If you know anything about my previous posts, you might remember its design. For those who don't, or don't have a clue what I'm talking about, here is a link that features images of all of my old designs. Here are the pictures.

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I plan to be relatively blunt about descriptions and such, as for this post, I don't want to risk it being waay to long. So, descriptions will be relatively short and simple, if not non-existent. The specs for my Atomos Nebula, with comparison dimensions, are:

5.65" 1350p HD (2.5K)

1350x2400 OcTile AMOLED 9:16 (487PPI)
16, 32, 64, or 128GB
Expandable up to 64GB x 2
Nano SIM
4GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
13MP Rear Facing Camera
3.3MP Front Facing Camea

141.68 x 75.9 x 8.7mm

Samsung Galaxy Note 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note II 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
LG Intuition 139.7 x 90.4 x 8.4 mm
LG Optimus Vu II 132.2 x 85.6 x 9.4 mm

The next device I listed was my Atomos Star. It was once known as Atomos Nebula. Again, descriptions are going to be relatively short. Here are some pictures:

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The specs with comparison dimensions are:

5" 1080p HD
1080x1920 OcTile AMOLED 9:16 (441PPI)
8, 16, 32, or 64GB
Expandable up to 64GB
Nano SIM
3GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
8.3MP Rear Facing Camera
2.1MP Front Facing Camera
127.29 x 67.36 x 8mm
Samsung Galaxy S II 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Samsung Galaxy S III 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
HTC Droid DNA 141 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm
Sony Xperia Z 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
LG Intuition 139.7 x 90.4 x 8.4 mm
LG Optimus Vu II 132.2 x 85.6 x 9.4 mm
LG Google Nexus 4 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm

With its old design and name, it had a 4.95" display. I bumped that up to 5".

Next is my Atomos Planet. It was once known as Atomos Star. There was an Atomos Planet before this one, but I dropped that device in favor of the larger screen, keeping my aspect ratios the same, and cleaning up my naming system. pics:

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The specs with comparison dimensions are:

4.3" 1080p HD display
1080x1920 OcTile AMOLED 9:16 (512PPI)
8, 16, 32, or 64GB
Expandable up to 64GB
Nano SIM
2GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
8.3MP Rear Facing Camera
2.1MP Front Facing Camera
111.8 x 59.15 x 7.3mm
Apple iPhone 4S 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Apple iPhone 5 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Samsung Galaxy S 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy S III mini 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm

The last device in my Atomos 4 (my primary 4 Atomos phones) is the Atomos Galaxy. It was once known as the Atomos Universe. As the Atomos Universe, it had a 6.3" display. Once I saw the supposed leaked picture of the front glass panel for a 6.4" Sony phablet, I decided I needed to bump it up slightly. It isn't a huge difference. But it does make a difference. Thankfully, not so much so for the dimensions of the device. Pics:

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And specs.

6.4" 1350p HD (2.5K)

1350x2400 Octile AMOLED 9:16 (430PPI)
16, 32, 64, or 128GB
Expandable up to 64GB x 2
Nano SIM
4GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
13MP Rear Facing Camera
3.3MP Front Facing Camera
158.28 x 85.3 x 9.46mm
Huawei Ascend Mate 163.5 x 85.7 x 9.9 mm
Approximate Dimensions***
Samsung Galaxy Note III*** 168.86 x 87.51 x 9.3 mm
LG Intuition 139.7 x 90.4 x 8.4 mm
LG Optimus Vu II 132.2 x 85.6 x 9.4 mm

****** A note, those dimensions are just a very rough and educated estimate, based upon the dimensions of the Ascend Mate, and the chances that Samsung will probably trim off more bezel with the Note III. I do not have insider information, and so I strongly recommend that you do not take those dimensions as fact. I will not be held responsible for any new hate you have developed because you thought those dimensions were definite. That's your fault :D .

Now to break order ever so slightly. Here is my Atomos Curve, which is by far my favorite device. Some things I've changed since I last showed it off. I moved the headphone jack to the bottom. I modified the placement of the buttons. I increased the screen size from 6.875" to 6.9". I got rid of the micro USB in favor of my proprietary Ignis USB (more on that later). And I changed the design of the rear camera housing. That is about it. Pics:

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And Specs:

6.9" 1440p HD (2.5K)
1440x2560 Octile AMOLED 9:16 (426PPI)
32, 64, 128, or 256GB
Expandable Memory up to 64GB x 2
Nano SIM
4GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
14.7MP Rear Facing Camera
3.7MP Front Facing Camera
163.79 x 87.93 x 6.3mm
PSP1000 74 x 170 x 23 mm
PSP2000/3000 71 x 169 x 19 mm
PSP GO 69 x 128 x 16.5 mm
PS Vita 83.55 x 182 x 18.6 mm

A note about my choice in comparison devices, it is basically a statement that says if you can pocket these things, you are more than capable of pocketing the behemoth that is my Atomos Curve. Not necessarily the best choice, but there is no other close comparison devices that I am aware of.

Next is my tablets. I won't give them as much pomp as my phones, just because I don't feel it necessary, but I will talk about the naming and the new designs hopefully briefly. So, as anyone who has seen my previous post knows, the Atomos Tablets were very square, and quite frankly looked like they could be used as murder weapons (more so than any other devices I designed... they were all offenders in their small (or large) ways). And I'm not talking about the blunt type. There is no changing that part. I'm talking about the sharp type. So, for my new designs, I decided to something much rounder that kept with the design language I was trying to create for my Atomos line, while being their own unique things. In doing this, I cut out a crap load of unnecessary fat (both literally and in the form of crappy ideas for tablets). Now, my tablets are very petit. And their designs are, in my opinion, beautiful. I'll leave that up to you guys, but I personally think that with what I was trying to work in, they are awesome. And a note about part of my choice, Apple kinda sorta has a stupid patent on rectangles with rounded corners. Not that that would have changed my decision, but still. Anyways, now the naming. So basically, I decided that I should continue the space themed naming scheme into my tablets, instead of using numbers like I originally intended. With the loss of my original Atomos Planet, I was able to push the device names back one. That opened up the use of Atomos Universe. But I discovered that I would have trouble naming my other 2 tablets. So basically after thinking long and hard, I came up with Atomos Dimension and Atomos Space. The premise behind these names is to imagine that Dimension encompasses multiple Universes. For Space, you think of it as encompassing everything. Universes, Dimensions. And I think you might get it. Hopefully. Here are the pictures of them in the order of Universe, Dimension, and Space.

Universe

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Space

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And the specs in the same order:

Universe
7.35" 1440p HD (2.5K)
1440x2560 Octile AMOLED 9:16 (400PPI)
64, 128, 236, or 572GB
Expandable up to 64GB x 2
Optional Nano SIM
4GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
3.7MP Rear Facing Camera
8.3MP Front Facing Camera
188.11 x 116.93 x 5 mm
Apple iPad mini 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm
Asus Google Nexus 7 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 137 x 193 x 10.3 mm
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 211.3 x 136.3 x 8 mm

Dimension
10.4" 3K HD
2880x1620 Octile AMOLED 16:9 (318PPI)
64, 128, 236, 572, or 1024GB
Expandable up to 64GB x 2
Optional Nano SIM
6GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
4.7MP Rear Facing Camera
8.3MP Front Facing Camera
154.91 x 255.64 x 5.71 mm
Sony Xperia Z Tablet 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm
Microsoft Surface RT 172 x 274.6 x 9.4 mm
Microsoft Surface Pro 173 x 274.6 x 13 mm
Apple iPad 4 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Samsung Google Nexus 10 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 175.3 x 256.6 x 9.7 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 180 x 262 x 8.9 mm

Space
13.45" 3K HD
3200x1800 Octile AMOLED 16:9 (273PPI)
64, 128, 236, 572, or 1024GB
Expandable up to 64GB x 2
Optional Nano SIM
6GB RAM
Octa Core Sonyxe Processor
4.7MP Rear Facing Camera
8.3MP Front Facing Camera
192.89 x 323.16 x 6.52 mm
Toshiba Excite 13 211.2 x 343.8 x 9.8 mm

Now, about that proprietary USB I mentioned earlier. All of my Atomos devices will use it. I have my own reasons for designing a proprietary USB, that you may or may not agree with. Its up to you, and probably nothing I say will change that. Some of the reasons are that I found Apples idea for a reversible USB really smart (you will probably see Lightnings influence on my design, I won't deny it is there), and that I've gotten really sick of trying to put a micro USB into my phone, only to find I'm putting it in the wrong way. Also, the fact that micro USB feels constantly loose. So, I designed my own proprietary solution for all these problems. A note about what I would plan to do with my products. I realize how much people dislike proprietary. And while what I plan to do won't necessarily change that, it should at least warm them up to it a little bit. And that is to include an Ignis to micro USB converter, right in the box. You know, instead of making you pay $30.00 for something that should come with your purchase. And here are pictures and specs.

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10 pins

Body acts as Ground
= 11 pins total
Reversible design
21 pins total, 11 in use at any given time.
5 x 6.7 x 1.6 mm
micro USB 5 x 6.85 x 1.5
Lightning 6.7 x 6.7 1.5

I won't go into how my design is different. It is very different, I'll just let you decide that for yourself, and in what ways. If I have to point everything out to you, it shows weakness in my attempts to differentiate the designs.

You may have noticed in the specs of my devices that I mentioned OcTile AMOLED screens. For anyone that has seen my previous posts, they might recognize that name. The difference between the old and the new is in the design of the Sub-pixel layout. I came to the realization that my old idea was a mess, to put it simply. And while my new layout might put sub-pixel purists panties in a knot, it should be much better. My thing is, I want not only designs that differentiate my company from others, but technology as well. And unless the graphic quality produced by this sub-pixel layout is less than market worthy, I will be using it. simple as that. pics:

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After all of this, here are a few more pics:

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Last but not least, here is the logo and symbol I've designed for my company.

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Did I say last but not least? I meant almost last. As you can probably tell, I've pulled my images off of facebook. And if it wasn't later obvious, I created a facebook page for my future company. If you like what you've seen here, or like the prospects for my future company, feel free to like my facebook page. It is, in the end, up to you, but I would love it if I got more than my current 15 likes. https://www.facebook.com/novacantechnology

Let me know what ever it is that comes to your mind with these devices. Which one(s) are your favorites? Which designs do you like/hate? What specs are totally out to lunch (I can think of a few, and I came up with them)? Whatever you want to say about them/tell me. The playground of opinion and constructive criticism is wide open.

(this is a re-post of a post I made a few days ago. I am re-posting it to fix some things, and am deleting the original.)