Did some measurements of the photos and compared them to my phone. Best effort to determine the dimensions, since the phone is a little too wide and thick for my taste.
USB port is about 4mm tall in real life and 21mm on my monitor.
So, that’s then a ratio of 1mm:5,25mm
50mm thick in total in photo
50/5,25=9,5mm thick, so it’s thinner
FP4 is 11mm thick
Now the PF5 with camera bump, the phone is then maybe 11,42mm thick, which is roughly the total thickness of a FP4.
40mm wide in photo, thus 76,19mm in real life, the FP4 is also 76mm wide.
So the phone is likely a bit thinner, if you don’t add the camera bump. With a case protector the phone may still be thinner in total, since the camera bump can be protected by a small extrusion of the case protector, as is the case with the FP4 now.
I think this is still a win. Even though I was hoping for a more practical size.
What if they had kept this triangled camera alignment design to make them being able to be retrofitting the FP4’s modules? I understand the FP5 modules won’t be compatible with the FP4 but what if they do release other, new “FP4+” modules ?
I personally feel tempted by these visuals of the FP5, especially because I really don’t like the teardrop design of the FP4 screen, and these huge borders, which are so outdated nowadays…
So what about making an OLED screen for the FP4 too? I’ve almost broken mine recently (thanks, protective glass!), but since then I have issues of ghost touches, which appear randomly, even after having changed the broken protective glass and dismounted the device. So I think that it would be great to be able to upgrade the screen to make it fresh, especially if we break it.
There is no reason for me to change the inner parts of the phone so I’d love them to make us want to keep our FP4 for a few years longer…
I also love these new blue and black colours, even if I’m skeptical of the transparent one, after all these previous issues with FP2 and FP3 transparent covers… And the fact there is not much to see through, except for the battery. Then, why not making a fully translucent one like the FP2 and FP3 were inside? And what about the fact they’d also need to release a transparent case to protect the phone while keeping it translucent?
And finally, do you think they’d also release new FP4 covers or cases?
Can anyone put the specs into context? From what I read the Snapdragon 782G seems to be located in the upper midrange and was released at the end of last year. I didn’t follow this closely enough for the predecessors, so assuming the FP5 will be released this autumn, is this SoC more or less up to date than in the previous phones at the time of their respective releases?
Did you already check which phones are already released? I don’t know if the announcement date is also the date it’s released by phone vendors, maybe at that point they can start designing them. Quick DDG only shows devices that soon will be released. So it’s still new.
The specs say it’s 20% faster than the FP4. But I guess software tuning and memory lane speeds matter
There seems to be some contest attached, Fairphone Promotions and Offers - Fairphone
Slightly confusing as it only mentions Instagram, but the rules make it even more likely it is about FP5.
“Eligible participants will stand a chance to win Fairphone product(s) with an estimated value of €700.00”