Fairphone’s Modular Android Phone To Arrive in December


An upgradeable Android smartphone

Fairphone, a company that made waves a few years ago because of their commitment to not use underage, underpaid labor in constructing their phones is the first manufacturer to out a fully modular Android device that you can upgrade once a part becomes obsolete. The company’s newest phone, simply dubbed the Fairphone 2, promises users the ability to swap out parts and components once they’re obsolete.

Fairphone 2 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch full HD display, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with flash, 1/3.2 inch image sensor, f/2.2 aperture
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2420mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

Fairphone 2

The phone is designed to be opened and customized by the owner, and its components and PCBs are clearly marked to facilitate just that. While the specs aren’t what you’d call amazing, especially for the €529 (Php 27K) asking price, not every phone can claim to be fully upgradable once their parts become obsolete. Fairphone is saying that the Fairphone 2 should last you five years. Unfortunately, the device is being made available to select European countries as of the moment, and will arrive on December.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Magandang makapagbigay ng comment dito ay iyong mga repair man ng cp. Masasabi nila kung standard mga sukat ng bawat component tulad ng camera ay mapalitan ng sony o kaya lg o ano pa man. Baka kasi kompanya lang din nito ang gumagawa ng pamalit. Kung sabagay kapag nag click ang phone na ito ay babaha ng piyesa gawa ng china.

  2. Too bad you can’t replace that crappy SoC. Remember, Moore’s Law also applies to smartphones. The 2013 MediaTek 6592 octacore is more than twice as powerful as the 2012 Galaxy S3. Buying a decent China phone every year is far more economical, not to mention convenient. This product is dead on arrival. Just like Intel’s pathetic mini PC stick.

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