Fairphone is starting to ship its easily repairable smartphone to customers from last week.

Fairphone community manager Douwe in a blog post said "Itís been almost two years in the making, and some of the earliest buyers have been patiently waiting since July to receive their new phones. As community manager, I want to personally welcome the new batch of Fairphone owners to our community."

First 1,000 units are expected to be shipped this month, followed by rest of the pre-orders in January 2016.