Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise building a market for ethical phones and motivating the industry to act more responsibly and /e/OS, the privacy by design operating system that focuses on protecting user data, have announced /e/OS for Fairphone 4.

/e/OS and Fairphone have partnered to provide Fairphone users with a privacy by design operating system since Fairphone 3. Fairphone has always valued open source software as a way of reaching its goal of bringing more fairness to software. The collaboration between Fairphone and /e/OS is the first of its kind, providing users with the first 5G privacy conscious and sustainable smartphone. With /e/OS, Fairphone continues to provide its users with options when it comes to privacy, allowing them to choose from the standard Android OS and /e/OS, for those who value the protection of their personal data.

Similar to previous Fairphones, Fairphone 4 is built to last. Thanks to the modular construction and spare parts, anyone can make repairs with a standard screwdriver. Fairphone has also introduced a 5-year warranty, ensuring that the phones keep running smoothly (and securely) for years to come and lowering their environmental footprint. The device was given the highest iFixit score on the market – 10/10 – and has received a 9.3 in the French Repairability Index. Fairphone 4 is also the first modular phone with an IP rating. It has a rating of IP54, meaning that the device is protected from dust-ingress and protected from rain.

Fairphone 4 offers a step up in tech specifications. It has up-to-date specs such as three high-quality cameras, a future-proof 5G with dual SIM, a powerful processor, and a fast-charging battery. The camera comes with a pair of premium lenses — a 48MP main camera for all the details and a 48MP ultrawide camera for the bigger picture — and to top it off, a 25MP selfie camera. The device is also the only smartphone on the market with the Blue Angel certificate and the first smartphone certified according to TCO Certified, a third-party sustainability certification for IT products.

Eva Gouwens, Fairphone’s CEO comments: “We’re happy to be able to provide the users of our latest device, Fairphone 4, with the option of using privacy by design software like /e/OS. At Fairphone, we work to provide our users with alternative options for not only sustainability but also privacy conscious software.”

Gaël Duval, /e/OS founder states: “We are extremely happy to take our partnership with Fairphone one step further towards a more sustainable smartphone that cares about your data and is built to last. This combination of a modular design and built-in data privacy makes this phone a unique proposition on the market”.

The Murena Fairphone 4 is available to purchase on the Murena online shop for RRP 629,90€ across Europe.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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