If you re getting tired of waiting for the Google s Project Ara, there s a new modular smartphone in town. A company named Circular Devices, from Nokia s hometown has announced a new modular smartphone called Puzzlephone. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can playAlso Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
The phone essentially has three constituent units stitched together to make the smartphone, called the Spine, Heart and Brain. The Spine includes the LCD display, speakers, and phone s basic structure, while the Heart has got the battery and secondary electronics covered. The Brain, on the other hand, which includes the processor and the camera. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
The company says that it has been working on this project since last year, and is now close to releasing working prototypes. It has plans to launch the phone in the second half of 2015, provided that it manages to get the required funding. It also notes that the phone will carry a mid-range price tag. It will be running a forked version of Android, and the company says that it is exploring other options as well.
The biggest challenge for Circular Devices (as well as Project Ara) is to get enough number of hardware in time, and make sure that everything indeed is functional. Even today, the modular make-as-you-see-fit project looks too ambitious.