Project Ara gets a competitor in modular phone startup 'Vsenn'

It looks like Project Ara isn't the only modular phone project on the block anymore. Vsenn, a company co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager, is getting in on the game as well.

Details are pretty light on what we can expect from the company. However, its website, which is little more than a splash page for now, does claim a modular smartphone running vanilla Android, and promises updates for a full 4 years after release. In addition, the company details that the phone will carry 'maximum security,' which it will accomplish through triple layer encryption and free access to a VPN network and secure cloud.

As far as the modules themselves are concerned, Vsenn says it will allow customers to switch out three modules: the camera, battery, and processor/RAM. Further, the look of the phone will be extremely customizable, offering a number of different options and styles for the back covers.

As stated before, there is little to glean from Vsenn at the moment, but it will be interesting to see competition heat up as modular smartphones start to come to market. If you want to check out a modular phone in action, Project Ara recently showed off a prototype booting up on video.

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Source: Vsenn