Fairphone has started taking pre-orders for its Android 5.1 Lollipop-based modular smartphone, the Fairphone 2. However, it will only be available for European residents to buy and use. The price for the smartphone is €529.38, and it will begin shipping in November.
Only 15,000 units of the Fairphone 2 will be made at first, but many of its components, such as its processor, camera and others, are designed so they can be quickly removed and upgraded by the owner. The base hardware specs include a 5-inch 1080x1920 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.25Ghz, along with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It also has a 2420mAh battery that is also, naturally, removable.
There are no details yet on how much the modular components for the Fairphone 2 will cost. Google is developing its own modular smartphone, with the code name Project Ara, with plans to begin a pilot sales program in Puerto Rico sometime later in 2015.
Check out the Fairphone 2 pre-order (€529.38)