Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE has had some appealing devices to showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, including the ECO-MOBIUS modular handset.The device, however, is nothing more than a concept for the time being, albeit a great-looking one, that’s for sure.
What this smartphone is all about is quite simple. It packs various modules for different hardware components, allowing users to easily change them in the event that they want to upgrade the device.
The parts slide together on rails, offering fast access to components such as memory, GPU, CPU, RAM, and main camera. On top of that, the handset sports a nice-looking, optional wooden rear, as the photos published by cnbeta unveil.
Other handset vendors out there, including Oppo and Motorola, have also been rumored to plan the launch of modular smartphones, though none of them has provided official details on the matter as of now.