More and more manufacturers, no matter if they’re well known or indie, are expressing their interest in modular smartphones. Until Google’s Project Ara will make its debut, PuzzlePhone has all the chances of becoming the first device of this type on the market. If their crowdfunding campaign turns out to be a success, that is.
Three main interchangeable parts, simple as that
The device is split into three main parts called Spine, containing the 5″ LCD display, frame and speakers, Brain, containing the processor and camera, and Heart, represented by the phone’s battery and other secondary parts. Each one of them can be replaced with ease, without having to throw away the rest of the phone.
Check out the presentation video in order to better understand how this device works:
The PuzzlePhone comes with an octa-core processor (unknown brand), alongside 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. The latter depends on how much you’re willing to contribute to the crowdsourcing campaign hosted on Indiegogo.
To be more specific, for $333, you will receive the 16 GB PuzzlePhone, with a black plastic finish. $444 will bring you the 32 GB model, with metallic details, while the most expensive model costs $777 and it has a copper finish.
Finally, we should also mention that on the back, the phone has a main 12 MP camera, teaming up with a 5 MP front-facing shooter, for some quick selfies. The operating system should be Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Not coming until Q3 2016
If you’re interested in this project and really want to get your hands on the PuzzlePhone, no matter how much you’re going to contribute, it won’t reach backers until September 2016.
If the phone will manage to generate buzz, we won’t be surprised if it’s going to be present in stores too, but it’s just too early to say this. Currently, it’s just an alternative to Google’s highly rumored Project Ara.
Any first impressions about the PuzzlePhone?