You know the modular phone concept is an amazing idea when everybody wants a piece of it, not too long after the first modular phone concept, Phonebloks, was posted online, the company and Motorola announced their partnership to bring the idea to live with Project Ara. A couple of months later, Xiaomi was reported to be working on a similar device called a Magic Cube and now, it’s ZTE’s turn.
ZTE is currently showing off its modular phone concept at the on-going CES 2014 called the Eco-Mobius. The device was actually announced in late October last year and is finally being shown to the public. Locked beneath a display case, the Eco-Mobius is a pretty futuristic looking device with replaceable parts such as camera, battery, display, RAM, storage and graphic processor. ZTE’s idea with Eco-Mobius is to reduce waste (hence the name) whereby users can upgrade individual parts based on their usage.
Unfortunately as amazing as the idea may sound, developing a modular phone has its difficulties and might take a while before it becomes a reality. According to TheVerge, a representative at ZTE’s booth in CES was clear that “the company was not developing the phone, though engineers may be working towards addressing the numerous difficulties that must be overcome before a phone like this ever becomes a reality”. Alright now, hands up if you’re saving up to get the first ever modular phone, if it ever reach our shore that is.
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