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Keeping your phone longer with a refresh on the inside and out

There’s nothing better than the feeling of a new phone in your hand… except for the feeling of an old familiar phone that you’ve kept and cared for all these years. So, we’re excited to announce that nearly three years after the introduction of the Fairphone 2, we’re not releasing a new model just yet. […]

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  • Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Three years ago, we introduced you to a crucial partner for making the Fairphone 2: Hi-P International Limited. In addition to having the technical capabilities to assemble our phone, we partnered with Hi-P based on a shared commitment to improving working conditions. Although improvements have been made over the years following Fairphone’s social assessments, we […]

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  • Digging into the recycled material chains

    Digging into the recycled material chains

    We are happy to announce that together with Alpha Assembly Solutions we are starting research on the challenges associated with sourcing recycled materials in the electronics industry. This research aims to bring more transparency around the operational and sustainability challenges faced when sourcing secondary raw materials, to kickstart industry discussion on how to tackle them, […]

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  • Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Hi, I’m Johnny from Customer Support. A major part my job is being here to help when you have a problem. But my role is about much more than just solving technical glitches — it’s also about helping you understand your phone inside and out so you can make the most of this impressive little […]

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  • Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    I’m an open source fan. Which is to say, I believe so much in the principles behind fully transparent, fully shareble, fully user-tweakable software that I’m willing to sacrifice some personal convenience for the sake of the community benefit, longer-living phones, and security open source has to offer. Today, I’m happy to announce a major […]

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  • Your old phone is calling – it wants a new life

    Your old phone is calling – it wants a new life

    Many of us, (around 400 million, by the third quarter of 2017) have a brand new phone that we’re getting to know, and an old phone, our constant companion for the last 1.7 years, who’s about to disappear into the messy drawer we all have. You know what we mean – that drawer where the […]

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  • From ownership to service: A new Fairphone pilot just for companies

    From ownership to service: A new Fairphone pilot just for companies

    It’s perfectly normal to rent an apartment. And plenty of people lease cars. But would you ever consider doing the same with a phone? What would the ideal business model be? What are the benefits for Fairphone and our community? That’s what we’re working to uncover with our recent research and a new pilot project.

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  • Events recap: On the road with Fairphone

    Events recap: On the road with Fairphone

    Over the past couple weeks we’ve been hopping around Europe to participate in a variety of events and share our story with new audiences, plus connect with our ever-delightful community members.

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  • Supply chain stories: What happened with our phone displays

    Supply chain stories: What happened with our phone displays

    Phone screens break sometimes. Even when designed to be durable, and lovingly cared for by their owners, sometimes a phone just gets unlucky. The glass is tough, but not unbreakable – and you can find a lot of phones with cracked displays in the wild. That’s one of the main reasons we designed our phones […]

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  • A closer look at our efforts to improve cobalt sourcing

    A closer look at our efforts to improve cobalt sourcing

    Project Update, 14 June 2018: We’re continuing to make progress with responsible cobalt sourcing, and are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our partnership as lighting company Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) has joined our efforts! Together, we’ll continue working to connect cobalt from artisanal mine sites that meet baseline standards to our battery supply chains, sourced through Huayou […]

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