If you think Samsung’s five-year update policy is impressive, we have news for you. Fairphone has launched its newest smartphone the Fairphone 5 with an absolutely crazy 10 years of software support and even 5 years of warranty. The handset is made out of 70% fair and recycled materials and can be easily repaired with just a Philips screwdriver. Let’s take a closer look at its specifications and pricing.
Fairphone wants the Fairphone 5 to last as long as possible. As mentioned, the handset will be eligible for a 5-year warranty and software support until at least 2031. After that, the company will extend the updates for two more years, giving you a decade of software support. The handset comes with Android 13 out of the box, and the company plans to deliver at least 5 major OS updates to the phone.
Fairphone credits their software update commitment to the Qualcomm QCM6490 processor, an industrial-grade chipset with a 6nm manufacturing process and Adreno 642L GPU. It’s akin to the Snapdragon 778G, providing mid-range performance, a notable upgrade from the Fairphone 4’s Snapdragon 750G SoC.
Talking about the other specifications, the Fairphone brings a 6.46-inch OLED with a 1,224 x 2,700px resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 880 nits. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The Fairphone 5 brings a 50MP IMX800 primary rear camera with OIS and a 50MP IMX858 ultrawide lens with autofocus. You also get a 50MP camera up-front for selfies and video calls.
The Fairphone 5 has a large battery, 4,200mAh and it supports 30W charging. Other notable features include Bluetooth 5.2, dual-SIM support via nano-SIM and eSIM, dual speakers, an IP55 rating, NFC, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Wi-Fi 6E.
Fairphone 5 comes in the sole 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage version, which costs €699 (~$756) in Europe and £619 (~$780) in the UK. It is offered in Matte Black, Sky Blue, and a new Transparent edition.