The Dutch-based Fairphone enterprise is perhaps best known for its focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly smartphone manufacturing process.
While the brand is not as well known and may linger behind the bigger smartphone companies in terms of specs, it’s rather popular for its uniquely modular mobile devices who are made with the full capability for home repair. In fact, Faiphone has been regularly releasing YouTube videos on how to DIY repair previous Fairphone generations.
As the renders show, the Fairphone 4 appears to be coming in two different colors: a matte gray and matte green version (at least so far).
The front selfie camera is housed in a waterdrop notch, although we don’t have any info on the specs of the new cameras yet. At least a 48MP back camera sensor is expected on the back, however, as that’s what the Fairphone 3+ featured.
One interesting thing to note is that the back of the Fairphone 4 5G has no sign of a fingerprint sensor like its predecessor. Nor does the front, for that matter. We aren’t sure if that means the Fairphone 4 could have an under-display fingerprint sensor, as that’s rather top-tier technology and the Fairphone has never featured the cream of the crop in that aspect. Could this be changing?
There is no information on the processor, although a previous WinFuture leak reported that the listed WLAN firmware numbers reveal that the Fairphone 4 will most likely house a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, as the two companies have a history of working together.
Fairphones have always been quite expensive for their low or mid-tier specs, which is the price customers pay for the phones’ easy reparability and low environmental footprint. The leaked listings hint that the Fairphone 4 will sell from 639 Swiss francs for the lower storage option (around $700 USD).
There is no price for the 256GB option, and even the single given price is unreliable and could well change in the upcoming future.
We still have no launch date set for the Fairphone 4 5G, nor international availability information (previous generations were mainly sold in Europe). It’s already been a couple of years since the Fairphone 3 came out, so we may just have a chance of seeing the Fairphone 4 on the market by 2022.