Kite a new DIY modular smartphone has launched via Kickstarter this week, allowing those interested to build a Snapdragon 450 based smartphone from $274. Check out the video below to learn more about the DIY smartphone kit which is now available to back. If all goes well and the team raise the $941,000 required to take the project into production backers can expect to receive their modular smartphone during January 2019.
Specifications for the smartphone include a Snapdragon 450, Octa-core ARM Cortex A53 1.8 GHz processor supported by 2 GB of RAM with a Adreno 506 GPU, together with 16 GB on-board storage and they microSD card slot for additional storage.
Kite is a DIY kit of electronic components that enabled those interested to build a smartphone with just a screwdriver. Creating a powerful Android smartphone that offers a “surreal Android experience” say it’s developers.Components of the Kite include a Snapdragon 450, Octa-core ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.8 GHz , 5″ 720p display module supporting 5 point touch, 12 MP camera module with autofocus, Antennas for LTE, WiFi/BT and GPS, Standard buttons (3x) Audio components: speaker, microphone, earpiece, and 3.5 mm audio socket, 3000 mAh LiPoly battery and Raspberry Pi HAT compatibility board.
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News