Well, this is certainly a bit strange. We’ve received a press release about a new company called Vsenn. They’re a mobile startup based in Finland and they will soon deliver a modular smartphone based on Android with OS updates guaranteed for 4 years. There’s encryption too, but the biggest part of the announcement is that this has been co-founded by a “Nokia Android former manager”, so there’s going to be quite a bit of experience and knowledge behind this project.
The announcement doesn’t say a great deal, although it is post-dated to November 11th. The phone will be cheaper than “current market leaders” and there’ll be no “nonsense” region locking. The phone itself sounds a lot like Project Ara from Google, but here there’s three modules that you can swap on the phone – the CPU / RAM, Battery and Camera unit. Upgrade on the fly without getting yourself a whole new handset.
So, you get a phone with triple-layer encryption, free VPN and secure cloud access, regular and fast OS updates and a customizable appearance thanks to swappable covers.
No news on who the ex-manager is, but we do know that the handset will launch at the end of Q1 2015, presumably during Mobile World Congress.
Vsenn – Evolves with you
Oulu, Finland, November 11, 2014 – Vsenn is a Finnish smartphone startup dedicated to create the worlds best mobile user experience, through the most secure and regularly updated Android OS platform using modular hardware.
With a lower price than the charged by the current market leaders in the industry. Without any of the nonsense region locks and specific hardware specs for different global areas. We are a truly global brand and we invite everyone to join us.
Allows you to upgrade your smartphone when you want. We use only the best and fastest hardware in our modules. There are three modules that you can upgrade and replace: Camera, Battery and Processor/RAM.
Proper mobile security
All the data on the phone is protected using triple layer encryption. For your safety and protection we provide free access to a VPN network and secure Cloud. Preserving data integrity and your privacy is our main priority.
Regular and fast Updates
Keep your phone running smooth, fast and perfectly optimized. We know how it is important to take care of our customers, that is why we offer pure Vanilla Android with guaranteed updates for the next 4 years.
With back covers that can be changed easily and fast. You may choose from a variety of offers that look and feel just perfect. Durable and stylish to suit your lifestyle. Your imagination is the only limit that applies here.