Google Project Ara tablet spotted on GFXBench

Google Project Ara tablet was spotted on the GFXBench, reviving the much heated debate about the concept of modular smartphone with swap-able components. Google’s efforts regarding the Project Ara have been running in background for quite a time. But the fresh appearance on the GFXBench with some other developments are making it a possibility sometimes this year. As per the GFXBench database, the Project Ara device will come out to be a FHD tablet with good processing powers.

The appealing concept of a modular mobile device has been appreciated and well responded due to a number of reasons. Each year smartphone makers are refreshing their portfolio with new devices of which many are upgraded models. Excluding a few devices that have truly introduced something new, most of the new releases are just slight upgrade on particular areas. With the Google Project Ara users will be enabled to get their devices upgraded without looking for the new ones. For instance, the Project Ara enables you to switch processor and camera components as easily as replacing microSD card.

Google Project Ara

There have been some hints about its expected arrival in the market but they are not detailed enough to suggest a particular duration. In a recent tweet by the Project Ara team it is hinted that the first handset will be launched sometimes in 2016. Yet there are no further details out but we can expect some news in this regard at the Google I/O event which is scheduled in May.

The device is displayed at the GFXBench as Google Project Ara with model number of A8A01. As per its details, there would be an Android 6.0 Marshmallow running tablet with 13.8-inch display and Full-HD resolution. For processing powers, there is Snapdragon 810 chipset with octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM. Follow these developments much more is expected to leak out until any considerable announcement is made. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.