All those people using smartphones, have they ever given a thought as to how these smartphones are made? Unlikely!!!
Let me notify you with this information. Let me begin with the material and minerals that are used in the making of these handsets. Nearly all the manufacturers outsource the stuff from some third world countries specifically the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These third world countries, to remain in trade with the developed countries, mine the natural resources such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold by people who work in these mines and live a life of hell. They are made to live in inhuman conditions, paid very low wages and even children are employed for the excavation. In other words these people are modern day slaves. This is because these multinational empires want cheap material and also crave for high profit margins.
Considering all these discrepancies and violation of law and human rights, steps in the fairphone – The world’s first ethical smartphone.
This fairphone is the brainchild of a company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is committed to manufacture handsets which cause least harm to the people and the planet. The aim of the company is to produce cell phones bearing ethical values in mind. The company also vouches to be totally fair in all their dealings, be it when purchasing the raw material or working conditions of the laborers and also the people working in the manufacturing plants.
The four widely used minerals in the production of fairphones are tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold and not to leave out, also plastic. The plastic that is used in the handset is recycled so as to cause less harm to the environment. The tin and tantalum is ethically sourced whereas the company is still finding means on how to import tungsten that is conflict free. The gold used by them is of fair trade.
After the success of Fairphone 1 in 2013, Fairphone 2 was launched in 2015.
So How Much Does The Fairphone 2 Cost?
The fairphone 2 has a price tag of £410. The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollypop and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, provides 32 GB of memory with 2 GB RAM. It has an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.
For complete specifications visit http://smartphones.specout.com/l/554/Fairphone-Fairphone
For an unbiased description of Fairphone, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairphone
You’re not just buying a smartphone,
you’re buying into an ethical ecosystem.
Over To You!
The fairphone also uses recycled material wherever possible. It is also easily repairable thereby reducing electronic waste that is massively generated on a day-to-day basis. This proves that the fairphone company is totally dedicated in saving the planet as much as it can. So as a responsible denizen of our planet let us give the fairphone a fair chance and promote them in whichever way we can so as to appreciate this sincere effort.
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