FairPhone Unveils New Sustainable and Modular Smartphone

The company FairPhone Unveils 2. generation of its smartphone with the same name, which excels at both to be sustainable and modular.

FairPhone 2 is now a reality, as is the company’s idea of how a sustainable State-of-the-art smartphone must be screwed together at the same time, with that you can easily replace the key components on it.

The focus area for the Kickstarter-funded Dutch FairPhone is to produce a smartphone, which-as the name indicates-is “fair” towards humans and nature, which takes part in the production of the smart phone.

This means, among other things, to the many people who are in charge of the production of the, are employed under special conditions, where a portion of the revenue from the phone goes to improve employees ‘ skills and generally to increase well-being for them.

Another important area of focus is to cut down on the amount of minerals in the manufacture of components from the conflict-affected areas and instead support initiatives in favour of sustainability and better working conditions during the production of, among other things, gold, Koper, tin and tantalum, which are contained in the components.
As part of this mission provides FairPhone to be completely transparent about how everything relates during the production of the sustainable smartphone. It is a long task, as FairPhone continue to work on, since there are unbelievable many joints in the supply chain of a smartphone like this.

On the software side, where the phone is running with the new Android 5.1 Lollipop-version, it also means that everything is of open source code, so you can find every line of code written during the development of the software.

Easily replaceable components

In order to extend the life of the sustainable FairPhone smartphone has made it easy to repair it and replace components over time.

The only thing you need is a screwdriver and no prior knowledge as with traditional repairs of smartphones.

The back and the entire inner frame with components mounted is just going to take off. Only individual parts require help with a screwdriver in order to be replaced.


Sensible specifications in spite of sustainability

But what gets you so for the € 525 or 3,900 crowns, as the phone will cost in addition to a sustainable and modular smartphone, which is trying to protect the environment and the people involved around it?

On screen the front gets you a 5 “big ones, with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It gives a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch.

The processor has been upgraded greatly since MediaTek-processor in the first FairPhone. Now we have a Snapdragon processor with 4 cores-801, which is not among the newest and most powerful, but still plenty for the vast majority of tasks. It is joined by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which can be upgraded with a microSD card.

In addition, save the smart phone at a 8 MP camera on the back of as well as a 2,420 mAh battery. In FairPhone 2, there is not only room for one, but two SIM cards, which are often used in several other countries. The other specifications are not disclosed as there can still manage to be changes, telling the company in a blog post.

Sustainable FairPhone 2 can be pre-ordered at the beginning of this summer to the previously mentioned price of about 3,900 crowns.