Fairphone 4 unveiled with 5-year guarantee and repairable design

Fairphone 4

Fairphone, a sustainable smartphone manufacturer, has announced the launch of its newest and most advanced device, the ultra-repairable Fairphone 4.

This ostensibly ethical smartphone is significantly more repairable than most modern smartphones, thanks to a glueless, modular design that begs you to crack it open and start tinkering. Fairphone provides eight modules to fix the device’s various components, including the battery, camera modules, coverings, and ports.

This is the polar opposite of Apple’s stance, with the iPhone 13 reportedly actively obstructing repair attempts.

In comparison to earlier Fairphone smartphones, it also has a fairly competitive specs. This includes a Snapdragon 750G engine, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 5G connection, and storage options of 128 or 256 GB. The phone features a 6.3-inch 1080p LCD display and a replaceable 3,905mAh battery.

A pair of 48MP sensors, one for wide-angle pictures and one for ultra-wide images, along with OIS and 4K video capture, handle photography. A 25MP selfie camera is nestled in a teardrop notch on the front.

All of these components are housed in a significantly better metal frame, which replaces the prior Fairphones’ all-plastic construction. However, it is still manufactured entirely of ethically sourced materials, including Fairtrade gold and a back cover made entirely of recycled plastic.

While the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is unfortunate, it allows the corporation to offer an official IP classification (IP54) for the first time.

Fairphone has even committed to paying a living wage incentive to factory workers who build the Fairphone 4.

Additionally, the Fairphone 4 comes with a five-year warranty and a guarantee of two complete Android updates, as well as continued software support through 2025.

The Fairphone 4 will be available starting at £499 / €579 on October 25.

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