Teracube burst onto the smartphone scene earlier this year with its first device that focused on sustainability, coming with a four-year warranty meant to help owners keep their device for several years. Now Teracube is back with another sustainable, affordable device.
The Teracube 2e takes several steps to help be better for the environment. The phone is made from 25% recycled plastics and comes with a biodegradable case that's made of wheat starch and biodegradable polymers. The packaging is eco-conscious as well, with Teracube opting not to include a wall charger, charging cable, or headphones to get a 50% reduction in packaging.
The new Teracube 2e is also the world's only smartphone with a four-year warranty, like its predecessor. This includes two-way free shipping and covers accidental repairs for a flat fee.
And finally, Teracube has pledged to plant a tree for every 2e that it sells.
The specs of the Teracube 2e include a 6.1-inch 1560x720 display with 8MP selfie camera in a small notch. Around back is a dual camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and 8MP wide angle camera.
Inside the body is a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio A25 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. There's a 4000mAh battery that's user replaceable, too, keeping up with the eco-conscious theme of the device. Teracube has also included a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, dual SIM slots, NFC, and a fingerprint reader.
On the software side, the Teracube 2e runs Android 10 out of the box, but Teracube has pledged that it'll support the 2e with three years of software upgrades.
If a sustainable smartphone with a user replaceable battery is appealing, you can pre-order a Teracube 2e starting today on Indiegogo. Pricing is normally $199, but to celebrate the launch of the 2e, Teracube is offering limited early bird pricing of $99. The phone will begin shipping in December 2020.
In the US, the unlocked Teracube 2e supports GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Ting, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, and Mint.
We're starting to see some major smartphone makers acknowledging the need to be eco-friendly and omitting some in-box accessories to cut down on e-waste. The Teracube 2e takes things farther, though, with features like partially making the phone out of recycled materials. The inclusion of a user replaceable battery is a welcome sight, too. It used to be a standard feature of smartphones before largely disappearing, and now it's making a comeback as something that's both friendly to both the user and the environment.
We'll be getting an early Teracube 2e in our hands soon, so stay tuned for more on this sustainable smartphone!