Have you ever wondered where you come materials that your smartphone is manufactured? In Fairphone they know the price you pay for them does not enter social justice. Most manufacturers use minerals from conflict zones in Africa, thus lowering production. The Fairphone 2 obtains all its raw materials legally and respecting the rights of workers, from the drawer of ore to assembling the device.
Design Fairphone 2
The Fairphone 2 is fully designed with people in mind. From who starts the necessary minerals from the bowels of the earth through who assembles the device until the user enjoying the device. At each step of production it is controlled that materials and labor are legal and fairly rewarded in order to not weigh on Fairphone 2 no social burden.
Inside the Fairphone 2 is completely modular to make it very easy to repair by users themselves. The back cover can be removed to access the battery and slots for two SIM cards and microSD card.
Its thickness is 11 millimeters and reaches a weight of 148 grams. On the right side has two buttons on the left side is the volume control. His back is available in two: black and blue matte and translucent versions and even a transparent version.
The processor that mounts the Fairphone 2 is a quad-core Snapdragon 801 at a maximum clock speed of 2.26 GHz. The graphics on a GPU Adreno processor 330-578 MHz. The RAM accompanying the SoC reaches 2 GB of LPDDR3 and has an internal memory of 32 GB, which despite being a great number can be expanded through a microSD card.
Fairphone 2 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop
The device supports two micro SIM cards standby capacity 4G wireless networks. The display reaches 5 inches with a protective Gorilla Glass 3 and Ful HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The cameras mounted sensor 8 MP and 2 MP respectively.
Release and price Fairphone 2
We were at the presentation of Fairphone 2 in Berlin and Oliver Hebert, the technical director of the company, made a rough demo propinando the phone and the screen did not break.
The Fairphone 2 is now available for preorder at a price of € 529.38. The price may seem exorbitant to these specifications and to what we are accustomed other manufacturers, but at least we have the certainty that is not “stained with blood”. Shipments will begin in early December.
What do you think initiatives like Fairphone 2?