The US version of Fairphone 4 is based on /e/OS

Fairphone 4

The Fairphone 4 has finally arrived in the US, over two years after making its debut in Europe. It has a privacy-focused twist in the United States as a result of a collaboration with Murena. Murena is a company that specializes in de-Googling Android phones. The US version of the Fairphone 4 runs /e/OS. It is Murena’s Google-free Android operating system, instead of Android OS.

Specs and features of Murena Fairphone 4

The Murena Fairphone 4 is basically a 5G smartphone. It features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display (2340 x 1080 pixels resolution). The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G processor and Adreno 619 GPU. fairphone 4 offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Furthermore, it also offers support for microSD cards of up to 2TB capacity.

The camera island of the smartphone consists of a 48MP main camera and a 48MP ultrawide camera on the back panel. While the front camera uses a 25MP sensor. Besides this, a ToF (time of flight) 3D sensor is also provided on the back. The smartphone is powered by a removable battery of 3,905mAh capacity. It supports 20W fast charging. Other connectivity features include support for dual-band Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and dual-SIM support via eSIM. A side-mounted fingerprint scanner is also included.

It is a mid-range smartphone with amazing specs. However, one thing to notice about the Fairphone 4 is that it is privacy-focused. The device is repairable as well as sustainable. Notably, the /e/OS is basically based on the Android 11 privacy-focused platform. It supports current Android apps and provides open-source alternatives for the majority of utility apps. Each app’s privacy rating can be viewed before installation.

Moreover, the smartphone is modular, with an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance. It is in fact the first modular phone with an IP rating. When it comes to the sustainability of Fairphone 4, it doesn’t include a charger, headphones, and a charging cable. However, the device comes with 5 years of warranty in case a user buys it in the following year. From next year onward, the warranty will drop to 3 years.

Price and availability of Fairphone 4

The US users can purchase the Murena Fairphone 4 on Murena’s official website. The 6GB+128GB variant is available for $629.90. it comes in Grey color. However, the 8GB+256GB variant comes in two colors i.e., Grey and Green. It is available at $699.90. The device delivers within a week.

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