Fairphone 3 Launches at €450

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 9 Comments

Fairphone announced today that its 3rd generation responsibly sourced and user repairable smartphone is ready for preorder in Europe.

“The Fairphone 3 is our newest response to the growing demand for a more ethical, reliable and sustainable phone,” Fairphone CEO Eva Gouwens writes in the announcement post. “This is the phone for all of us who dare 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.”

Fairphone is dedicated to building sustainable smartphone handsets that is ethically-made, responsibly-sourced, conflict-free, and uses as many recycled materials as is possible. Its modular design means that users can repair any component easily, and its predecessor, the Fairphone 2 earned a rare 10/10 score by iFixIt. The firm is “an ethically-minded mosquito in a room full of giants,” Gouwens says.

The bad news? It’s a mid-range phone that’s by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, and a 5.65-inch Full HD+ display with a tall 16:9 aspect ratio. The cameras include a 12 MP single-lens rear camera and an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera. There are two SIM slots, stereo speakers

Then again, it will only cost €450.00 when it goes on sale on September 3. You can preorder now, assuming you live in Europe.

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