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
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- 2420mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
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.