Fairphone’s Sustainable and Repairable mobile phone Launches Out Soon

Fairphone’s Sustainable and Repairable mobile phone Launches Out Soon


With the latest release from the Dutch social enterprise, the desire for a modular and sustainable smartphone that supports a kinder world can become a reality after all. Built with care for people and for the planet, Fairphone3 has got everything you’d expect from a great phone and even more.

The Fairphone 3

Designed with replaceable parts made from sourced and recyclable materials, the ethical, reliable and sustainable Fairphone 3, features seven module parts in it – the back cover, display, top module (the cameras and sensors), speaker module, battery, bottom module (the USB type- C/microphone) and  the camera module (primary camera), which are all easy to repair and replace. The conflict-free recyclable materials from which it was made is easy to repair and reduces its CO2 emissions thereby reducing its carbon footprint.

 “From the earth to your pocket, a smartphone’s journey is filled with unfair practices. We believe a fairer electronics industry is possible. By making the change from the inside, we’re giving a voice to people who care. This is the phone for all of us who date to care about what kind of a world we’re creating with our purchase decisions. For all of us who want a great phone that is kinder to people and to the earth. For all of us who believe that care for workers and our planet ought to be a natural part of doing business.”

The Fairphone 3 Dismantled.

Asides having an internal storage capacity of 64Gb and an extra storage micro SD card slot of 200Gb, the smartphone also has a 12MP rear camera (f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF), an 8MP from the camera (f/2.0) and a 5.65-inch HD touchscreen display (21260 X 1080/427ppi).

Fairphone 3 specifications:

  • Chipset
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS NFC
  • Display
    • 5.7 inch Full-HD (18:9) Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Operating System
    • Android 9 (Pie)
  • SIM slots
    • Dual nano-SIM
  • Camera Modules
    • 12MP/8MP
  • Battery
    • 3000mAh removable, with fast charging
  • Memory
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB internal storage
    • Expandable storage via MicroSD slot
  • Modular design
    • 7 modules for easy repair
  • Network
    • 2G, 3G, 4G, VoLT

For the hardware, Fairphone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 with Adreno 506/650 GPU and a 64-bit Kryo 250 octa-core CPU, while on the outer part; the sensor suite (for accelerometer, compass, light, barometer, gyroscope, proximity), the external speaker, the USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is also equipped with Bluetooth 5/LE, 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi and NFC for wireless connections alongside 2G, 3G and 4G LTE with Dual-Nano SIM for mobile network connections.

While we await its launch on soon, Fairphone 3 is now available for pre-order at about $495. It ships in with a 2-year warranty, a quick start guide together with a mini-screwdriver that you can use for repairs, a bumper, and an Android Pie.

About Emmanuel Odunlade

Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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