Fairphone 2, a modular smartphone that promotes fair trade

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 06/20/2015

Modular smartphones is something that gradually becomes more noticeable in the market for mobile technology. Google already does with Project Ara but is not the only one. Fairphone is another manufacturer that focuses on modular smartphones, after its first smartphone (not modular but with the same ideal of commerce), they show the second generation of this smartphone.

The modular Fairphone 2 is a smartphone which may replace parts as they need as an improvement or deterioration in a component. For example, if you want more RAM, yo can buy a module and installed it. This is the essence of making modular smartphone, the possibility of having a smartphone to your liking. If you buy this device as default sell, you will have a 5-inch screen with HD resolution, all protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (which has offered excellent results) and a RAM of 2 GB. Its integrated default operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop.

As for other specifications, it includes 4G LTE connectivity and a rear camera of 8 megapixels. Finally, as it’s begin to be usual, it comes with dual SIM and the possibility of expanding the internal storage with a microSD card.

But the truth is that the really important thing about this device is that it is modular, can replace parts with ones that meet our needs and promotes fair trade. Whatever you need, you can change almost all parts. Whether the camera, processor, screen, battery, what you want, you can change it.

The support for fair trade is also a step beyond in favor of this device, ie, obtaining raw materials for manufacturing components free from conflict areas and with respect to its workers. Something very important, as we have seen serious problems with coltan mines in developing countries.

Fairphone 2, a modular smartphone that promotes fair trade