Fairphone, the renowned sustainable smartphone manufacturer, has finally made its way to the United States after almost two years since its initial launch. Teaming up with Murena, a prominent player in de-Googling Android phones, Fairphone debuted the Murena Fairphone 4—a variant of its flagship device that runs on the privacy-oriented Android-based operating system, /e/OS.
Configurations and Pricing: Customizable Options for US Consumers
Designed with a strong focus on ethical sourcing and user-repairability, the Murena Fairphone 4 offers US consumers a unique smartphone experience. The device comes in two configurations: one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at $599, and another with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage priced at $679. Both models allow for expanded storage via microSD, catering to the diverse needs of users.
Modular Design and Durability
The standout feature of the Fairphone 4 is its modular design, enabling easy disassembly using a standard Phillips #00 screwdriver. This approach allows users to replace broken components themselves, promoting longevity and reducing electronic waste. The device also boasts an IP54 rating, safeguarding it against dust and water sprays.
5G Support, Dual SIM, and High-Quality Cameras
US customers can expect the Murena Fairphone 4 to arrive with 5G and dual SIM support, a removable 3905mAh battery, a 48-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 25-megapixel selfie camera. This impressive camera setup ensures high-quality photography and videography capabilities.
/e/OS: Privacy-Focused Android Experience without Google
The Murena Fairphone 4 comes preinstalled with the privacy-focused /e/ operating system, offering an alternative to Google’s services. With a Google-free mobile ecosystem, users can enjoy enhanced data privacy and control over their personal information. Instead of Google apps, the Fairphone 4 includes a range of default Murena Cloud apps for email, calendar, and cloud storage. Additionally, a dedicated app store highlights the privacy ratings of each app, empowering users to monitor and control their online activity more effectively.
While the Fairphone 4 is unlocked, the company recommends using T-Mobile and other operators based on T-Mobile’s network. This ensures seamless compatibility and optimal performance with the device. Fairphone stands behind the durability of its product by providing an extended five-year warranty, while the /e/OS guarantees bug fixes, security updates, and feature support for five years as well.
The availability of the Murena Fairphone 4 in the US represents a significant milestone for ethical and sustainable technology. Fairphone’s commitment to fair sourcing and environmental responsibility, combined with Murena’s dedication to privacy and data protection, make this smartphone an enticing option for conscious consumers.
Starting today, interested buyers can order the Murena Fairphone 4 exclusively from Murena’s webstore. This opportunity to own a user-repairable smartphone with a de-Googled experience is sure to attract attention from those seeking a more sustainable and privacy-centric mobile device.
Source: Fairphone Website