This model is very close to being a reality in the market, so much so that it has been announced that the next month of December can be purchased (right now it is possible to reserve one of the first 20,000 units that are being manufactured in this link). In this way, it is easy to think that the design and development of the Fairphone 2 is finished, and that it is in the assembly phase and therefore the race to launch this type of mobile device will be won by this phone.
The design is based on the first model with the same name (but it did not carry the number, of course) and that already offered the option to change some elements that it offered. Now with Fairphone 2 an evolutionary step is taken and the terminal in question offers total modularity and provides the user with a total freedom when configuring your phones, always with compatible elements (that this is the great debt that the smartphone offers … will it have many available?). The point is that all the parts are potentially interchangeable and with this, programmed obsolescence can happen love life.
Regarding the features offered by the Fairphone 2, these are quite attractive if its conditions are taken into account, so it is we are not talking about a low-end phone, far from it. We provide a small list of what can be found on this device:
- 5-inch screen with Full HD quality and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 2,420 mAh battery
- 32GB storage expandable using microSD cards
- 8 megapixel main camera
- 4G network support and includes Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
- Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
Communication between components is done through metal pins that are responsible for transferring information, but there are also small connectors where some elements (the main ones) are plugged in. In addition, there is a certain amount of hardware for the correct fastening of the components, especially those that belong to the chassis. Competition for Project Ara, and good.
The price of the Fairphone 2 is 525 euros, which is not exactly the tightest that can be found, the worse it has the novelty of being modular and, this, is what makes its cost rise. By the way, the external finish of the terminal offers matte colors and, also, quite attractive transparent back covers. It will be released in different regions, including the european.