14 September 2021
Fairphone, a Dutch company known for making phones with sustainable and ethically sourced materials, has announced the launch of its newest smartphone Fairphone 3+. It is the same phone as last year's Fairphone 3 but comes with improved cameras and more focus on sustainability.
The Fairphone 3+ is made up of 40% recycled plastics which is a significant bump over 9% used in the predecessor. The other significant change in the phone is related to the camera setup. It features a 48-megapixel rear camera with f/1.79 aperture and a 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Other than this the whole design and specifications are unchanged.
The phone sports a 5.65-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage and a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
It comes with a 3,040mAh battery supported by Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. It also has a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a fingerprint scanner. It will be running Android 10 out of the box. The phone has been released in the only Black color variant.
Fairphone has priced the Fairphone 3+ at EUR 469 with sales beginning September 14th. Since the brand releases phones with modular design, the newly added cameras can also be purchased separately by Fairphone 3 users. The camera sensors are priced at EUR 94.90 but for a limited time, these can be bought for a discounted price of EUR 70.