On Tuesday June 16, Fairphone released its new modular smartphone design, officially marking the much-anticipated launch of the Fairphone 2.
Designed to last longer
The Fairphone 2 features a number of innovations designed to extend the usable life of the phone. Users can easily open the device, remove the battery and explore the different “layers” of the phone. It can also be disassembled to allow owners to repair the most commonly broken parts themselves, including the screen, camera, speaker and receiver.
By combining this unique modular design with tutorials and the sale of spare parts, Fairphone wants to encourage users to have a deeper relationship with their phones and take more responsibility for keeping them in working condition.
Fairphone is a social enterprise that is building a movement for fairer electronics. By making a phone, they’re opening up the supply chain and creating new relationships between people and their products.
Pre-orders start this summer, with the first phones expected to ship to owners in autumn. The retail price will be €525
Get a glimpse of the inside
As part of the product launch, Fairphone has created an interactive page to introduce the first prototype and highlight the elements in the phone that link directly to the company’s ambitions for fairness.
Fairphone emerged from a research programme of Waag in collaboration with Schrijf Schrijf and ActionAid.