The most popular concept of modular gadgets nowadays is Project Ara smartphone by Google. Google’s modular phone consists of many modules with different functions which are attached to the so-called endoskeleton, which handles the electronic signals transition. In the case of PuzzlePhone the design is simpler, the Finnish phone has only three parts: the Spine (high-res display), the Heart (battery) and the Brain (CPU, GPU, RAM, memory, and cameras). The modules can be replaced as they become technologically obsolescent. The decision to simplify the modularity is smart: fewer modules mean fewer complications during design and manufacturing stages.
Tech specs are pretty solid. PuzzlePhone has a 5-inch FullHD 1920×1080 display; 5 megapixels front camera; 12 megapixels rear camera + LED Flash; 2800 mAh battery; ARM 64 bits octa-core processor; 3 GB RAM; 16/32/64 GB internal memory (depending on model); 2G/3G/4G/LTE; USB 3.0/2.0 Type-C; NFC+Bluetooth; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; GPS; sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light). The size of the phone is 69mm X 137mm X 8.9mm. The operating system will be the latest Android version.
The crowdfunding campaign has just started and will continue for 42 days. The first 250 phones with 16 GB of internal memory cost €299 each. The first 500 phones with 32 GB of internal memory cost €399 a piece (with retail price of €599). It’s also possible to order a limited edition version with 64 GB of internal memory for €699 (250 phones only). Delivery is expected in October 2016.