✏ FP 2/3/... Modules & Wishlist

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SIM slots still can’t be easily exchanged, but the new ones also can’t be broken. At least so far it’s unheard of. See:


My wish would be an optional (!) metal casing with a (spring loaded) battery compartment latch like Samsungs Wave II had it, so you can accesss the battery and/or SIM and memory slot daily. Since the Wave II was a midrange phone, this should not be too expensive, but I think it should anyhow be just optional.

Also, some people might like a fullblown ruggedized outdoor style back useful. Also as an option. That could be prettier than a third-party “bumper”.

Also, wireless charging may be useful for some, could also be optional and implemented in a back cover…

As for sensors, temperature would be an idea.

For navigation, Galileo, Glonass and Beidou support for increased precsion and/or coverage (I know, that could be expensive. More a dream than a wish).


Just to mention … GLONASS is supported already.


I didn’t know that. But a European phone should IMHO support European navigation :slight_smile:

Oh, I forgot something from my list: Power Delivery support, but that should come included with USB 3/type C that someone else already put on the list…


I agree. According to the wiki
As FP2 was launched in 2015 and designed before 2015 the system was not complete enough for operation hence the support neglected:

Galileo started offering Early Operational Capability (EOC) on 15 December 2016[1], providing initial services with a weak signal, and is expected to reach Full Operational Capability (FOC) in 2019

I assume if there is an upgrade coming of the SoC most but not all SD801 successors meanwhile support Galileo. But again it will be a matter of which available chip capabilities will be utilized by a new FP design.
SD801 could support Beidou, but FP2 does not utilize this feature.

We have to wait and see.


I would guess that Galileo does not change their modulation and other RF stuff for years, so I think all that would be needed is new firmware for the SDR (software defined radio ) stuff or for the signal processor. I can’t be all hardware :slight_smile:


Yes, partially I agree. Not all but parts of the GPS signal processing is done directly in the SoC. If there is no hardware implemented or missing software (driver) support (from Qualcomm) for Galileo in the SD801 I guess there’s nothing that could be done by FP. :-/


I’m currently working on a new FP2 Motherboard. Maybe it will fulfil some of your wishes


Are you working for Fairphone or do you do it by your own?
Good luck and all the best


There’s a topic in the Do It Yourself category …


Is there a roadmap for work Fairphone will be undertaking and/or 3rd party components, self-built or not?


Hey all! I’m new to the forum! I got my Fairphone 2 a month ago, and am loving it so far, it does exactly what I need a phone to do, with no extra fluff, and I had such a great time opening it up and disasembling it and putting it together the first time I got it.
Now the batterylife is of course not great, but such is the case with allot of modern phones. My pipedream would be to see Fairphone parternup with Clearink (https://www.clearinkdisplays.com/) to provide the option for a less power hungry display. It would maybe be in line with the eco-friendly mission of Fairphone.


Now since this is a wishlist, I would like to add something that is probably not feasible in the near future.
a) 5G…
b) The next evolution of USB, After 3.1 Gen. 1 and 3.1 Gen. 2 comes 3,2 Gen 2x2 bringing 20 Gbit/s. Very confusing naming convention by the USB implementers’ forum…


Having a sodium-ion battery.

There is an European company named TIAMAT ENERGY :slight_smile:
The advantages of this type of battery:
Long life (4000 cycles)
Eco-friendly as the sodium is easy to find and use
Very quick charge

Maybe FairPhone could create a fair partnership with them and make the FP even more ecofriendly :heart: