If you can wait something like one month, you may get more offers here, because Fairphone is announcing a new Fairphone 4 model for September.
(indeed in spite of the apparent vagueness of the long thread, various people found this is a FP4, as for instance it was declared in various administrative mandatory filings)
So I expect a range of users here will switch…
Amoun, Incanus, like you I don’t like speculations. But there are facts. This, for instance : A “Fairphone 4 5G” was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance on August 9, notes the German-language site WinFuture. The certification mentions Android 11, and Wi-Fi firmware that points to Qualcomm as a returning processor supplier. It’s not clear when the phone might actually ship, although wireless certification tends to imply a finished product is just months or weeks away.
And now thanks to Fairphone’s own annouces we know this is for September.
That’s a certification process conclusion and the announcement of a date.
Do you really believe they certified their next phone, and then confirmed September, but for a totally different product (not certified, so, impossible to sell in September)?
If I dare, that would be more speculative than me .
The only uncertainty here is why they are announcing this has the potential of ‘changing the world’. I personally doubt just switching 5G would be enough for this. Some speculate, indeed, that there may be an OS evolution, or a new deal with Google. But, to me, that’s the only speculation left.
And to get back to this thread, I stand by my position : the OP should wait a couple weeks, if she can, because there will be a (small) surge in second-hand Fairphones once the new model is out.
Although the appearance of the name ‘Fairphone 4 5G’ might be a fact, it is still no fact, that such a phone will be released in September 2021. Especially as Fairphone as a small manufacturer, needs more time between start of development and release, than the big players in the mobile phone market.
FWIW, there is also a new batch of the former Fairphone 3 model that recently reappeared on the Fairphone store.
The only difference with the ‘3+’ model is a higher-defintion camera.
If you are not after high-def cams you may buy one of these now : they are some 50€ cheaper than the FP3+. But IMHO the cost for FP3s will also lower next month.