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Video: How the iPhone 6 could kill phablets without increasing its screen size

iPhone 6 Concept Features, Multitasking

After a pretty convincing iPhone 6 concept video imagined what Apple’s next-gen iPhone may actually have to offer, a wilder concept proposes more advanced but very unlikely iPhone 6 features. The design team at SET Solution, which created several concept videos for upcoming Apple devices, imagined a new way the iPhone could compete against phablets and even tablets without Apple having to significantly increase the display size of the smartphone.

SET Solution’s iPhone 6 dream phone packs a couple of holographic projectors on each side of the device, which would let users extend the screen size of the device when placed on a flat surface, while also improving multitasking at the same time. Additionally, this iPhone 6 concept would offer an advanced gesture-based 3D screen unlocking feature, as well as in-app 3D content that would let developers create better “real 3D games.”

While this is just a concept that has nothing to do with Apple’s actual iPhone 6 plans, it still provides some interesting suggestions as to what future smartphones may be able to offer in the future once mobile technology advances to a point where such concept features may become feasible, especially considering that smartphone screen size can’t be significantly increased anymore without crossing over in phablet territory.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.