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State of the SHIFTphone 8

(Updated: February 3, 2023)


Welcome to the status page. With our new #LOVEPHONE development project we are breaking new ground:

It starts with the name! Unlike before, the number no longer stands for the display size, but from now on for the generation. In fact, the SHIFTphone 8 is our eighth model. As another big step, it will be our first waterproof, IP-certified device without restricting the previously known modularity. Our goal is to at least provide protection against temporary submersion. In addition, hardware kill switches provide secure control over modules such as cameras and microphones.

In order to make the individual phases of development more transparent for you and to take you into the current situation, you can view the current status on this page at any time.

This will be our new SHIFTphone 8

Fully modular design with more than 13 easily exchangeable modules, repairable with just a screwdriver

Water protected with IP certification, protection class IP67 or better planned

Hardware kill switches for secure control over modules such as cameras and microphones

Latest 5G mobile communications standard with eSIM support

ShiftOS based on Android™ 13, ShiftOS-Light, extensive custom ROM community support

E-waste positive thanks to the cooperation with our partner Closing the Loop

Designed in Germany/Falkenberg and fairly manufactured in our own factory in China

Standard with us for many years: 22 € device deposit

Incl. tempered glass, bumper, screwdriver and USB-C cable with USB-A adapter

Delivery: expected end of 2023

Final price: estimated €555 plus €22 device deposit.

555 SHIFTphone 8 as funding threshold!


As usual, we will also realize this new development project together with our crowd. The funding threshold of 555 devices was reached after less than a third of the targeted time.

1111 SHIFTphone 8 as next funding target!


 After the funding threshold has been reached, it continues. You can therefore pre-order the new SHIFTphone 8 at a reduced price. The final price is expected to be €555 plus €22 device deposit.

In order to push the development forward in the best possible way, we would be happy to receive even more pre-orders. As a little motivation, we have thought of something special: If we reach 1111 pre-orders together by April 4th, 2023, we will put a USB-C aux adapter on top for everyone who has ordered by then. If you get on after that, you can order it later as an extra accessory.

So it’s worth spreading the word!

You already have …

of 1111

… pre-ordered! Go on! 😉

Current funding phase


On January 5th, 2023, all 33 Super Early Bird devices were sold out in less than 4 minutes. All 99 devices at the early bird price were already sold out after a further 16 minutes. The next 444 SHIFTphone 8 from the third funding phase were also sold out after just another 26 days. We are thrilled about your support!

The next funding phase is currently underway at a discounted pre-order price of €433 plus device deposit.

There are still …

of 123

… available for the pre-order price of €433 plus €22 device deposit..

Completed and still open steps

Funding phase


Preorder started


Early bird funding for €311 ¹


Early bird funding for €377 ¹


Funding threshold reached *


Funding phase for €422 ¹ *

Funding phase €433 ¹ *


Funding target 1111 devices reached

¹ Price plus €22 device deposit

SHIFTphone 8

Hardware concept

Motherboard design

Case design




Proof of Concept (EVT)


Product acceptance (DVT)


Create production tools


Material procurement


Pre-series production


Production test (PVT)


Main production



Shipping planning


Start of shipment

In Progress
Still pending
* last modified


In this area you will find all information about our SHIFTtalk. The SHIFTtalk is a livestream format in which we – together with you – chat about the current project status.

All details at a glance:

Next appointment: February 8, 7:00 p.m

Where: The link will appear here shortly before the start of streaming

With: Carsten, Samuel, you and other SHIFTphone 8 enthusiasts.

How: Interactive. During the talk you can ask questions and give feedback in the chat

Current situation

Situation January 30, 2023
We have reached the funding threshold!

Together we have reached the funding threshold of 555 pre-orders. We are so grateful that we also got off to a successful start with this crowdfunding. The SHIFTphone 8 will now become a reality!

But that’s not the end of it!

Situation January 27, 2023
Funding threshold almost reached!

Only a handful of pre-orders are missing to reach our first funding goal. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll break 555 over the weekend.

The fact that we are making such good progress with our crowdfunding also means that of the 444 devices for €444 (incl. deposit) pre-order price, only 26 devices are currently available before the price goes up. So it pays to be quick.

Reason enough to prepare our first SHIFTtalk. All information about when, where, with whom, … can be found on this page in the SHIFTtalk area.

Situation January 11, 2023
Encouraged by the many pre-orders and the trust you have placed in us, we are now working enthusiastically to clarify important details and to push the SHIFTphone 8 project forward as best we can.

We are currently heading towards Chinese New Year. The time around these holidays is vacation time in China and a lot of things stand still. Before we say goodbye to our Chinese friends and partners for this well-deserved break, we would like to get as much things off the ground as possible, which we will keep you up to date on here.

Until then, we look forward to every further order and will update the counter continuously.

Situation January 5, 2023 - 5:46 p.m
You’re going full throttle! We are overwhelmed.

After less than half an hour, all Super Early Bird and Early Bird devices were sold out. 132 pre-sales in less than 30 minutes. We sit speechless at our computers and try to process the last few hours. What a great community you are and what a strong start for our new development project is that? Thank you for so much trust, so much love, so much support! Breaking new ground only makes us so happy because you are there.

For the next 444 devices, we set the pre-order price at €444. The task now is to break the funding threshold of a total of 555 devices by April 4, 2023. Let’s go!

Situation January 5, 2023 - early in the morning
It’s time!

A new SHIFTphone is being launched and on this page you can follow the progress of the project almost live. In this first funding phase, we will provide you with some key data on the new SHIFTphone 8 (see above). The waterproofness despite the modular design and the proven kill switches in the SHIFT13mi stand out here.

We will publish more information in February. Check back often for more detailed renderings, impressions and specs!

Sustainability, Reparability, Fairness!


Breaking new ground means a lot of development work. In many places we cannot fall back on the tried and tested. As a small company, we do not handle all developments alone, but work with suppliers and partners in certain areas. We have built up a network of suppliers with whom we enjoy working because good relationships and trusting relationships have developed. We want to rely on the expertise of these partners because they understand why SHIFT is so important to us. Sustainability, repairability and fairness are not the primary issues in the smartphone industry – but they are very important to us.