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Fairphone 4 5G leaks reveal brand-new design and multiple rear cameras

Fairphone is one of the few companies around that sells smartphones with a focus on repairability and reducing environmental impacts. The Fairphone 3+ was released almost exactly one year ago with a Snapdragon 632 chipset, and earlier this month, the unannounced Fairphone 4 was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Fairphone 4 still hasn't been...

Fairphone 4 gets certified with Android 11 and 5G support

Almost exactly a year ago, Dutch brand Fairphone launched the Fairphone 3+. The sustainable smartphone was pretty much the same as its predecessor, for the most part, featuring the same design and hardware. However, it made use of 40% recycled plastics and included upgraded camera hardware. Now, Fairphone is gearing up to launch its next...

Fairphone 2 from 2015 now receiving official update to Android 9 Pie

Fairphone has been producing Android phones since 2013, with a focus on repairability and lower environmental impact. The company dedicated itself to supporting its devices for a long as possible, and now the Fairphone 2 is receiving a major software update more than five years after it was first released. "This year is a milestone for us,...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the OnePlus Nord, ASUS ZenFone 5Z, and more

As the team behind the popular LineageOS distribution prepare their Android 11-based release, they continue to add new devices to the LineageOS 17.1 build roster. Today, the team added support for the OnePlus Nord, but in recent days, they've also added support for the ASUS ZenFone 5Z, the Fairphone 3, and the Samsung Galaxy SIII...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the OnePlus 5/5T, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE

The LineageOS team has extended LineageOS 17.1 support to several devices since debuting the ROM earlier this year in April. Over the last month, devices like the Redmi K20/Xiaomi Mi 9T, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Nokia 6.1, and F(x)tec Pro 1 received support for the Android 10-based custom ROM. Since our previous coverage,...

The Fairphone 3+ is the Dutch brand’s next sustainable smartphone

Dutch smartphone manufacturer Fairphone is expected to release a minor refresh for last year's Fairphone 3 in the coming days, according to a recent report from WinFuture. The next-gen sustainable smartphone, called Fairphone 3+, will feature updated camera modules, minor design changes, a software update, and more. As per the leaked marketing materials shared by the...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy S4 Mini (Sprint), Fairphone 3, drops support for the Moto E4+/E5, Realme 2 Pro, and Redmi 6/6A

Developers working on the Team Win Recovery Project recently unveiled TWRP 3.4.0 - a major release with several notable improvements, such as partial support for Android 10. TWRP has become the de-facto custom recovery solution for the Android modding community, as it can be used to flash ZIP archives that contain custom ROMs or other...

Fairphone 2 with Snapdragon 801 officially receives a beta of Android 9 Pie

Much of the conversation in the tech world revolves around large companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple. They have the resources to pump out devices and dominate the space, but there are smaller players as well. Fairphone is one such player and it has been around for quite a while, actually. The company is now...

Fairphone partners with /e/ to ship the Fairphone 3 with a Google-free OS

Electronic waste is a major issue caused in part by the unwillingness of consumer electronics companies to support their devices for more than just a few years. Many Android smartphone makers only provide software support for 3 years, and only a handful of companies make smartphones that are easy to repair. That's why 3 people...

LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available

If you call yourself a custom ROM veteran, you definitely have heard about LineageOS. LineageOS traces its roots back to CyanogenMod, the custom ROM that became popular on the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone available for purchase. CyanogenMod, in turn, went on to become one of the most popular custom ROMs available across...

Fairphone 3 announced with easily replaceable parts, Snapdragon 632

One of the most interesting concepts that has been introduced in the smartphone ecosystem in recent years is the Fairphone. On paper, it might not look like much more than an average entry-level/mid-range smartphone, and in fact, its slightly inflated price point might make you look somewhere else. But this higher price has a reason...

LineageOS Changelog 23: Night Display controls Night Mode, Expandable Volume and Quick Settings, Call Recording, and more

LineageOS was born from the ashes of CyanogenMod back in late 2016/early 2017, and since its beginning, the custom Android distribution has grown to support dozens of devices with millions of users. Back in late February of 2019, the team announced LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie for 24 devices. Over the last few...