One of the most unusual concepts in the mobile electronics market has received a new incarnation. The Dutch company Fairphone has announced the release of a new version of a modular smartphone, the repair, and upgrade of which can be done by any user. Another feature of the gadget was its "ethics" in relation to the environment.
Compared with the previous model, the Fairphone 3 received a larger display (5.65 inches) with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The "core" of the device was the eight-core Snapdragon 632 processor with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz with support for 4 GB of RAM. The volume of the built-in drive with the possibility of expansion using microSD cards is 64 GB, the capacity of a removable battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology is 3000 mAh.
The list of additional specifications of the gadget includes two slots for SIM cards, a 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting wired headphones and an NFC module for contactless payment. The resolution of the sensor of the main camera of the smartphone is 12 megapixels (f/1.8, PDAF), the selfie module - 8 megapixels (f/2.0). For unlocking the Fairphone 3 meets the fingerprint scanner located on the back cover. The new product is running a clean version of Android 9.0 Pie.
According to the developers, for the self-repair of the smartphone from the user does not require advanced engineering skills. It is enough to order the desired component in the manufacturer’s online store and replace it with the included screwdriver.
In addition to the modular concept, the company focuses on the high “ethics” of the device in relation to the Earth and people. In particular, its case is made of recycled plastic, and the electronic components, according to the head of the company, are made “ without infringement of human rights and violations of labor law”.
Fairphone 3 is already available for pre-order on the official website of the company at a price of € 450.