It has been a long time since we last saw modular smartphones from major manufacturers. Motorola may be the most prominent supporter of this concept, but it quietly abandoned the Moto Mod add-on system a few years ago.
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The Moto Z series is probably the most famous modular phone series, with a magnetic back cover that is compatible with various hardware accessories. These include better cameras, speakers, power banks, gamepads, projectors, and even a module to bring 5G to the desktop. But you can’t actually replace the core components of your phone with other components, such as the integrated camera or battery.
In 2016, the ill-fated LG G5 also adopted the same method, providing a “magazine” slot for accessories such as camera grips and Hi-Fi DACs. But LG did not provide anything else worth noting, and the company abandoned the 2017 G6 modular concept.
Fortunately, the Fairphone series is also nearby, with Fairphone 3 and 3 Plus being launched in 2019 and 2020, respectively. These devices do provide a modular design, and Fairphone 3 users can even change their cameras to upgrade modules.
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