Imagine yourself building your own phone? Sounds pretty awesome right? Well until that day arrives, we can get some hands on experience when the ‘modu’ handphones gets introduced to the world.
Soon after Phonebloks became viral, Motorola jumped on the bandwagon and unveiled their new project named Ara. Soon after, the Eco-Mobius released a concept like never before and immediately won the Red Dot Design Award for the year.
Designers for the ZTE Corporation must be really proud of themselves for creating what looks like a really premium phone. The modular smartphone is very simple and easy to assemble. Based on the concept, the parts of the phones have 4 rails to guide during assembling. One for the display which consist of GPU, RAM and ROM, then the core consisting of the CPU and RAM, followed by the battery and finally the camera. The hardwares are will go through the rail before getting fixed by a magnet. It is worrying though since magnets and storage aren’t able to get along well.
While the design can land on any Santa’s wish list easily, we still have to wait until the modular phones get its ‘big bang’ opportunity.