The season of Modular phones has begun and the Fairphone 2 from the Dutch company Fairphone has been unveiled and the news about its design and features has been announced. This is similar to the Modular phone design Project Ara and another device being the Puzzlephone with similar features.
The company has named the device with a meaning to it, the name “fair” means to have fair manufacturing with free of conflict materials from zones of labor. And it tends to give the owner a fair chance at change of parts in a fair and easy manner without much trouble and cost. Even the software comes in open platform and it provides developers essential tools to install or design their own software.
Features and Specifications of Fairphone 2:
- Display: 5-inch Full HD display with 1080p resolution
- Protection: Gorilla Glass 3
- OS: Android Lollipop
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB internal which is expandable using microSD card
The device comes with some decent specs and the main attraction is not the specs but the feature of being able to change the modules and alter the phone according to your need and desire. Although the device is not as customizable as the Google Project Ara is said to be, but it has its own features of replaceable components like the Camera, Battery, CPU, microphone, Display and other parts.
The outside case comes with a rubberized bumper like case which can be easily removed to get access to the internal parts. You can easily change the display if you want to change it all by yourself by just removing two clips. With these modular components and the companies goal to make devices with conflict free materials along with the decent specifications it is a decent device to look into. The original or the first gen Fairphone was a hit with 60,000 units sold in total in the crowd funded campaign.
Price and Availability of Fairphone 2:
The Fairphone 2 is said to be made available in the European market in autumn 2015 at a price of €525 and if you are willing to purchase it then you need to sign up for the Pre-order which starts this summer.