Project modular smartphone Project Ara from Motorola and then Google, was incredibly promising. The user can purchase the device, assembled to fit your needs, and then from year to year as necessary to upgrade the processor, camera and other components instead of buying a new device. Unfortunately many Project Ara was closed, but this idea was turned into reality by another company — Fairphone.
Based smartphone Fairphone is the idea of modularity. Every component of a smartphone, the user can replace without going to service center. Until recently it made no sense, but at the IFA exhibition in 2017 in Berlin, the company Fairphone has announced a new camera modules for the Fairphone of the second generation.
The original Fairphone 2 supplied with 8-megapixel primary and 2 megapixel front cameras. Now the manufacturer offers on your site updated modules 12 and 5 MP, respectively. They can be purchased separately or together, with a small discount.
Replacement of cameras in the Fairphone 2 is made in three easy steps:
- remove the rear cover and remove the battery;
- remove the screws that hold the camera modules and extract them;
- to install new modules and to assemble the mobile back.
The only drawback Fairphone 2 are quite mediocre features. Perhaps in the future the company will fix it with new modules.