More recently, Motorola has presented the work on the project Ara. The American manufacturer is preparing to release its first smartphone with components that can be configured independently. It is unfortunate that this idea has not yet found a response from the other brands. It seems that now Motorola is not alone in this game, in the development of the concept of ECO-MOBIUS was attended by members of ZTE.
On the back of the ECO-MOBIUS we see the interface unit, on which fixed the functional modules, chips, which contain the key components of the performance, in particular, a processing unit, memory and persistent storage module. The modules are mounted on a block with magnetic holders. From the end user does not require any knowledge of electronics, everything is quick and easy.
In the name of the smartphone ECO-MOBIUS we see a reference to the environmental properties. In this the authors did not dissemble. Much easier and safer to replace a single block on a smartphone than to buy a whole new device . Of course, a money can be spend much smaller. Hopefully, the company ZTE seriously interested in this idea, and for the foreseeable future, something like will release to the market and the Chinese.
Designers: Peter Gao, Xiao Qihu, Able Chen, Chen Cuifeng, Fiona Chen, Chen Yan, Dong Feng, Xu Yuanyuan, Yu Chaoyang & Yu Yue from ZTE Corporation.