Sprint is commencing the sale of the eco-friendly Samsung Restore. The device which will find its buyers among the green and heavy texting audience is offered for $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
As you probably know from our previous post, the Restore comes with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, messaging apps, camera, media player, Bluetooth and a microSD memory card slot. However, its key specs lay in its green footprint – the Restore’s outer casing is made from 27% post-consumer recycled plastic, while the phone is 84% recyclable as a whole.
Moreover, it meets the RoHS4 standards and has low levels of PVC, PFRs, Phthalates and Beryllium. There’s an Energy Star 2.0 qualified charger included in the box, which (in case you wonder) is 100% recyclable, made from 70% post-consumer materials and printed with soy ink. Finally, the printed user manual is the way of the past, hence there’s only online version available for buyers.
As a reminder, this isn’t the first eco-friendly device made by the Korean giant available through Sprint. Samsung Reclaim was the first such phone and we’re looking forward to see more similar products being introduced in the future.