Fairphone is a brand that made it its purpose to have a green and ethical manufacturing process, with recycled materials and by making sure everyone has fair wage. The materials used on their phones are made sure to not have come from child work and that it doesn’t finance illegal armies.
The first smartphone from the company implemented the module technology with some degree of success, now the second model is set to be fully modularly customizable. It still follows the moral characteristics of its predecessor, but it’s been made so that the parts are easily disassembled and replaced, like what you find on your desktop computer. With this, the phone doesn’t become obsolete, you just need to replace an upgradable part out from it and replace it with a new model. This makes the longevity of the smartphone increase a lot, because you won’t need to purchase a new phone, just a part of it. It’s also planned for future models come without pre-loaded Google software.
The Fairphone 2 comes with a 5 inches Full HD LCD display, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and an 8Mp rear facing camera. These are middle-of-the-line caricaturists, but the price for it it’s 525€ because of all the above referenced company policies. It has only been released in some European countries for now, but the company plans to expand in the future.
Although it’s available in some places, the mass production for this device will only begin next month and it’s expected to hit the market by December. It’s possible to pre-order it on the company’s website, and as of now, over 20.000 orders have been placed for it.
Will you grab the first fully modular phone available?