German company introduces modular smartphone and laptop

The German company Shift has shown a new version of its modular smartphone and a modular laptop at the IFA. The smartphone should appear at the end of this year, the laptop in the first half of 2021.

The Shift 6mq is a smartphone designed by the German company Shift and of which various parts are relatively easy to replace because they are not glued, but screwed and clicked. The 6mq has a 6 “screen with amoled panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-soc, 8GB ram and 128GB flash storage. The camera module consists of a 24- and 16-megapixel sensor. The camera module is easy to change, just like the 3850mAh battery and the battery. motherboard.

Shift will deliver the device from the fourth quarter of this year for 844 euros. When ordering early, the phone costs 799 euros. Shift ships the smartphone with Android 10 and supports custom ROMs. Shift previously released the Shift 5m with MediaTek Helio X27-soc and 5.7 “screen. For that model, the company is supplying a replacement screen for 55 euros and in a video the company explains how to replace it.

Shift founder Samuel Waldeck tells Der Spiegel that he started the company in 2014 with his brother and father and that development, design and assembly takes place in the German village of Falkenberg, with two dozen employees. According to him, the preparatory work takes place in a self-established small factory in China with ten employees.

Shift also showed the Shift 13mi at IFA. This is the company’s first modular laptop, due to be released in the first half of 2021. The processor is an Intel Core i5 of the Tiger Lake generation and the screen is a 13.3 “copy with full HD resolution. The company offers support for Windows 10 and Linux and promises that ‘many parts’ will be replaceable. , including the battery, the m2-SSD and the keyboard. The company does report that the specifications can still change in the run-up to the release. The Shift 13mi can already be ordered, for 1222 euros. The final sales price is 1444 euros.