Even Xiaomi, chines manufacturer of mobile phones, is thinking of a modular smartphone. In November, 2013, on Weibo have been published by the company’s CEO, and immediately removed, images of a modular device called “Magic Cube”.
The projects posted online are at a preliminary stage. The modules seem very big compared to Project Ara, with fewer slots available. The display seems to be coupled with the main body. From what we know. Xiaomi is considering the development of this project.