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China’s second largest telecommunications firm ZTE has launched a project urging the general public to design a smartphone that ZTE would release in 2017.

The company opened on August 3 a website, where people can submit their ideas and vote on those of others.

BBC reports that first proposals have included a solar-panel case; a second screen that can rotate 360 degrees; and a modular design to connect with keyboards and games controllers; but one user suggests ZTE should build a phone dedicated entirely to Pokémon Go.

«Of course, there are always rules and restrictions to any competition. It must be a mobile product, technically possible by 2017 and be affordable to the general public,» BBC cited Jeff Yee, vice-president of technology planning at ZTE, as saying.

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