Three years after the release of its latest mobile phone, Fairphone has announced the Fairphone 3, the latest attempt at a sustainable smartphone. The Fairphone 3 strives to deliver on this promise by being easy to repair and, if possible, made from responsible, conflict-free and recycled materials. Fairphone's bets on a world of long-lasting, repairable phones that would significantly reduce CO2 emissions – a goal shared by iFixit and others in the right-to-repair movement is built on seven modules. This is a similar approach to its previous phone, the 2016 Fairphone 2, for which iFixit achieved a 1
Fairphone has attempted to use materials that are as ethical as possible for its third handset. The tin and tungsten used in its manufacture is conflict-free, the gold is Fairtrade and copper and plastics are recycled. Fairphone is also working to improve the procurement of cobalt, a component of lithium-ion batteries that are often mined under conditions that are in violation of human rights. Recycling initiatives will reward buyers for recycling their previous phones when they buy the Fairphone 3 in certain countries. The company is also working to improve the health, safety and pay of the factory workers assembling the phones.
Understand Fairphone's Understandably The specifications of the Fairphone 3 are not competitive with other flagships we've seen this year. It features a 5.7-inch full-HD display, a 12-megapixel rear-view camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Internally, the phone is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The 3000mAh battery may not be the largest, but it can be removed so you can easily replace it when its capacity decreases.
The Fairphone 3 will be available from September 3 and can be preordered directly from Fairphone for € 450 from today. The company states that the phone will be available throughout Europe from selected online retailers and operators.