Fairphone 2 coming to T-Mobile Austria on March 24
The Dutch creators of the Fairphone claim to have produced the world's first "fair" phone in terms of sustainability and creating a positive production process. In addition to obtaining a UN award for the device, the Fairphone 2 also happens to be the one of the most easily reparable consumer smartphones available.
Starting on March 24, the sustainable smartphone will be partnering with a major service provider for the first time to make the device more easily available to the masses. T-Mobile Austria will have a long-term partnership with the Fairphone creators and has already put up a pre-order page at www.t-mobile.at/fairphone.
The Fairphone 2 comes with a completely redesigned chassis compared to its predecessor. The new approach improves upon the durability, ease of repair, materials, and sustainability even further whilst increasing core specifications. Aside from the environmental and production focus, the smartphone includes a 5-inch display that can be disassembled is a matter of seconds. Repairing and troubleshooting the device should be very easy due to the modular design.
The video below shows off the internals of the smartphone and how quickly replaceable many of its parts can be. The Fairphone 2 is different from Project Ara where removable "blocks" make up most of the device.