The concept of modular smartphones is not new, Google is just one of the many companies working to make one, and as Project Ara continues others are rushing to get theirs out the door. That’s what PuzzlePhone is doing, the company has developed a namesake modular smartphone powered by Android which the user can easily upgrade as per their requirement.
PuzzlePhone is divided into the Spine, which features a 5-inch LCD, speakers and frame, Brain that includes processor and camera, as well as the Heart which is made up of battery, memory etc.
The bare minimum costs $333 which includes an eight-core processor from an unnamed source, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory, a 5 inch full HD display, 5 megapixel front and 12 megapixel rear camera. For $333 you get metal accents and 32GB storage. Bump it up to $777 for a limited run model that has a copper hue and 64GB of onboard storage.
You might have guessed by now that PuzzlePhone is a crowdfunding project which won’t start shipping until September 2016, obviously it does have to meet its crowdfunding goal for that to happen. The project has been live on Indiegogo for a couple of days now and has raised close to $53,000 but still has a way to go before the goal of $250,000 is achieved.