In the fuzz about modular phones, after Phoneblocks and Google/Motorola now ZTE joined and presented Eco-Mobius which earned a 2013 red dot award.
The ECO-MOBIUS is a modular phone that can be easily assembled and upgraded. Its modules are easily replaceable and are assembled via sliding tracks. Basically the phone is divided into four independent modules - display, core, battery, and camera. The display module includes the screen and the lens; the core module is loaded with CPU, GPU, RAM, ROM, and other electronic devices.
In the core module, the CPU, RAM, etc. can be removed and are fixed by magnets.
The camera module is also fixed magnetically.
Specs include a cost-effective core with multiple functions; and a replaceable battery module.
The module exchange mechanism makes the most of materials, reducing environmental pressure from waste and pollution.
Designers: Peter Gao, Xiao Qihu, Able Chen, Chen Cuifeng, Fiona Chen, Chen Yan, Dong Feng, Xu Yuanyuan, Yu Chaoyang & Yu Yue from ZTE Corporation