We’ve all heard about modular phones, especially the Project Ara handset, but what about tablets? That scene is pretty limited, so the names of companies involved are easier to stand out of the crowd. For example XPX Life 7 is one such name, the modular tablet below.
It has modest specs for starters and an affordable price. Packing a 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, this device comes with WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G support and relies on a quad core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. There’s also a removable and upgradable battery in the mix, as well as dual cameras (front and back). HDMI and mini USB ports are also here.
Modules can obviously be changed with ones that enhance the camera or battery for example. Up to 13 megapixel modules are available for the cam and the 3G phone modem can be replaced with 4G or even 5G as the future tech comes. XPX Life 7 is priced at $279 and it comes with a 2 year warranty from its maker. The only problem with the product is its limited availability, so it can’t be bought from Europe or USA.
Latin America is the target for the company for starters.