This is the Fairphone 5. It was announced even sooner than Fairphone 4. As with its predecessors, the premise is the same: the phone wants to last as long as possible and so if you are planning not to change your smartphone for, say, 5 years, the new Fairphone 5 will have you covered.
Billed as the most sustainable Fairphone yet, Fairphone 5 is made “with more fair and recycled materials.” In addition, Fairphone will cover your device with a 5-year warranty, plus 8 years of software support.
It is powered by a 6 nm process Qualcomm QCM6490 chip featuring a 64-bit octacore with clock speed up to 2.7 GHz and Adreno 642L @812 MHz. It has got 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage which is expandable up to 2 TB via microSD card.
The new Fairphone has a more mature and sleeker design – thanks in part to a narrow bezel around its 90 Hz 6.46-inch FHD+ (2,700 x 1,224 pixels) OLED display with Pixelworks Processor for image enhancements and adaptive colors, and 880 nits peak brightness.
The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The screen has a hole punch where you can find a 50 MP 1/2.76” JN1 image sensor selfie camera with f2.45 aperture with HDR support and EIS. This selfie camera offers up to 1.5x digital zoom and uses the display as a flash. It is capable of 4K video recording at 30 fps.
Speaking of imaging, it has a tri-camera setup which includes a ToF sensor. The main snapper is a 50 MP 1/1.56” Sony IMX800 sensor with both OIS and EIS and boasts 6 lens elements, f1.88, and up to 8x digital zoom. There is also a 50 MP 1/2.51” Sony IMX858 sensor paired with a 117° field of view ultrawide lens. The rear camera is also of 4K videoing as well as slow-motion at 120 and 240 fps.
Other notables include tri-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 + LE, NFC, dual SIM, 5G radio, USB 3.0, and a 4,200 mAh battery. Notwithstanding its modular design which allows components to be replaced, this device is IP55-rated. In fact, it is not only IP rated, it is drop tested, successfully passing the ICE 60058-2-31 and MIL-810H (1.8 meters and 1.5 meters, respectively).