Big step forward: first time we’ll have 5G on a Fairphone
We’ve been waiting two years for the new release of the “ethical” phone, Fairphone. After appearing in the Wi-Fi Alliance database, it was also found that understanding the needs of the age and the device will be 5G.
So far, three generations of Fairphone phones made up of (quickly) replaceable parts have been released. The idea behind the devices was articulated in sleet by the company’s CEO: “I don’t need the best smartphone in the world. I want what’s best for the world to get into my phone.”
Accordingly, the production process behind Fairphone devices is transparent, as is how the devices are priced. They only work with partners who treat their workers appropriately and use recyclable materials wherever possible. In addition, the modularity of the phone, i.e., the interchangeability of components, is an important consideration, so the life of the device can be extended with little effort.
All this is indeed a commendable effort, but it is also true that Fairphones fell short of even mid-range phones. Perhaps that is why they could not be successful. The soon-to-be-released Fairphone 4 won’t be a high-end device either, but it will be 5G for the first time in the company’s history and the sustainable phone market, listening to the word of the time.
But it also requires a new chipset, which, according to WinFuture, could mean anything between the Snapdragon 765G and Snapdragon 480 5G. Even MediaTek Density is an option, although Fairphone has not yet had much experience with this platform, and the company and Qualcomm have been working together for years.
Specifications have not yet been heard, only that the phone will run Android 11. It follows, however, that it will be released later this year.