Finnish company wants to make modular smartphone Puzzle Phone




The Finnish company Circular Devices Oy is a IndieGoGo campaign launched to the modular smartphone Puzzle phone to the man. The first steps towards the phone consists of three parts were already put by the promoters in 2012.

The Puzzle Phone is already several times before in the news with, among others Wired. Since then much has changed, but with the same basic idea of a modular smartphone with three interchangeable components: the ‘brain’, the ‘backbone’ and the ‘heart’. In the brain are the CPU, the GPU, memory and cameras. The backbone is the structure of the telephone, where, among other occupants of the screen, and that other important basic components, such as the brain connects with the heart. That last part is made up of the battery. The parts to be replaced must be loose from each other. In addition, modules can be interchanged by other modules with different properties, such as the conversion to an ’emergency device’ for the United Nations.

The purpose is in the first instance, to retrieve $ 250,000, but that goal is flexible. The latter means that backers not get their money back the goal could not be achieved. The ‘early bird version of the phone has 16GB of internal storage memory and should cost 299 euros. This version will also be supplied first, in September 2016. The 32GB version for quick decision makers will cost 399 euros, later 599. A special edition with 64GB and some special touches such as a brass band on the back, will cost 699 euros. Only the 32GB version will remain on sale until all 500 first versions are sold out. Outside of the early-bird version, other versions are delivered from October 2016. In addition to the basic cost the shipping around 20 euros.

Puzzle Phone
Puzzle Phone
Puzzle Phone

The phone will initially Android 6 or higher. The screen is 5 “wide and has 1920×1080 pixels. The heart contains a battery of 2800mAh. The brain sits in front a 5-megapixel camera and a rear 12-megapixel variant. The ‘brain’ is powered by a 64bit ARM processor with eight cores and 3GB RAM. Connections can be made with the outside world with most European common standards, including 4G and LTE Cat 4 or 6. The device also has a USB 3.0 Type C connection, NFC, Bluetooth Le 4.2 WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and GPS. All that is contained in three modules which together measure 70x137x8,9mm and 170 grams.


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