Last year, Teracube released what it called a “sustainable smartphone” meant to combat e-waste with a long warranty and replaceable battery. If you didn’t get that one, you can now get its successor for about a tenth of the price of a new iPhone.
On Tuesday, Teracube announced the follow-up to its environmentally friendly phone that we reviewed earlier this year. It’s called the Teracube 2e and it brings along the promise of a four-year warranty and replaceable battery with slightly less RAM and storage than its predecessor for a noticeably leaner $200 price point.
And if you pre-order now, Teracube is offering an “early-bird special” price of $99 if you just can’t wait for the 2e.
The Teracube 2e is an Android 10 smartphone with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 1.8Ghz octa-core processor. Last year’s model had 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but the 2e’s 4,000mAh battery is actually bigger than the battery that powered the OG phone. The 6.1-inch display is now also slightly smaller than the previous model.
As a means to reduce smartphone waste, the Teracube 2e’s battery is replaceable. The phone is also built from recycled materials, has a biodegradable case, and includes a fingerprint sensor, face unlock feature, and a headphone jack.
The Teracube 2e isn’t a technical powerhouse like flagships from Samsung or Apple, but those who value longterm practicality (and a cheap price tag) over bleeding edge technology might want to check it out.