Fairphone updates its ethical smartphone for 2019

Fairphone 3 announced its recent try to achieve a sustainable smartphone three years after its last handset was released. Fairphone 3 tries to achieve this commitment with ease of repair and construction, where possible, out of responsible, conflict-free and recycled materials. Fairphone has made a bet on a globe of retrofittable phones that would decrease CO2 emissions considerably–an objective shared by iFixit and other players within the right-to-repair motion.

Fairphone claims that thanks to its 7 modules, its recent handset is simple to repair. This is a comparable strategy to what Fairphone2, which received a repayability rating of 10/10 from iFixit, for their earlier phone, 2016. The business has struggled in the past, however, to give long-term phone repairs. In 2017, it had to stop supporting the 2013 Fairphone 1 as it was unable to keep manufacturing its replacement components.

Fairphone has attempted to use materials that are as ethical as possible for its third handset. The tin and tungsten used in its construction are conflict-free, the gold is Fairtrade, and the copper and plastics are recycled. Fairphone is also working to improve its sourcing of cobalt, an ingredient in lithium-ion batteries often mined under conditions that violate human rights. Recycling initiatives will reward buyers for recycling their previous phones when they buy the Fairphone 3 in certain countries, and the company is also working to improve health, safety, and pay for the factory workers assembling the phones.

Understandably the specifics of Fairphone 3 are not competitive with other flagships, as Fairphone is focused on creating a telephone which is durable rather than mobile. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD display, a back camera 12 megapixels and a front-facing 8 megapixel. The phone internally builds on a Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 632, featuring RAM 4 GB and internal storage 64 GB. The battery of your 3000 mAh may not be the larger around, but it can be removed and replaced with ease if your capability begins to deteriorate.

You can order Fairphone 3 directly from Fairphone for € 450 beginning today from 3 September onwards. The firm claims that telephones from selected distributors and operators are accessible across Europe.