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Fairphone is a smartphone for planet lovers, on pre-order in Europe

Fairphone is a smartphone with a difference. It is the world's first smartphone made completely without harming the planet (or its inhabitants).

Fairphone is not your average smartphone. Say hello to the world's first and only smartphone that claims to be made in a completely harmless process (harmless to Mother Earth) and is now seeking money via pre-orders to commence production of its ambitious project. The company needs about 5,000 pre-orders to start the manufacturing process (and hit break-even point). In terms of specifications, the Fairphone won't disappoint.

Fairphone Specifications

  • Mediatek MT6589M Chipset
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU @ 158 MHz
  • 1 GB Of RAM
  • 4.3 Inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) Display
  • 8 MP Rear Camera, 1.3 MP Front Camera
  • 16 GB Of Internal Storage
  • MicroSD Card Slot For Expandable Storage
  • Dual SIM Support
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

What makes this Fairphone "fair"?

Here's what sets the Fairphone, or rather its production process apart. Good working conditions, environment-safe recycling practices, avoids the use of minerals that might fund conflicts (the metals used in the phone won't reach the pockets of illegal armies). Also, the money earned from this phone will go into recycling initiatives. Sweet ain't it?

Fairphone costs €325 (or about $420) and is on pre-order in Europe. The asking price is quite steep for a handset of said specifications, but all things considered, this is a darn good initiative that we don't see coming everyday.

So what's your take? Would you pick up one of these fair-phones?

Source: Android Authority

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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