Rather than spending hundreds of pounds on a new handset each year, what if you could simply keep your phone but upgrade the camera, replace the display, increase storage and more in just one click? That's the idea behind Phonebloks.
Created by Dutch designer
If a battery dies, for example, a new one can be clipped into place,
Storage can be upgraded or cameras with different lenses can be swapped in and out depending on the occasion.
Hakkens designed the concept phone as a more environmentally friendly way of recycling smartphones, to prevent the trend of customers replacing handsets on a yearly basis.
He said, "Every year millions of mobile phones are thrown away because they are broken or obsolete. In most of these cases, it is just one part that needs repairing or upgrading and all the other parts work fine."
The Phoneblok handset is made of separate components that can be 'clicked' together.
Every component has its own function and they include a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transmitter, a battery, camera, new display and storage.
When one of the components breaks or needs upgrading, it can be replaced with a new one.
Hakkens claims, "Choosing separate components enables you to personalize your mobile phone to your needs.
"Are you into taking photos? Go for the best camera. Are you working in the 'cloud'? Choose less storage. No need for a specific function? Go back to basic and choose a top-notch battery."
You'll Never Need to Buy New Phone Again
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