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Repairable Fairphone 3 Announced

The repairable Fairphone 3 has been announced, with replaceable parts, that are already listed as available on the website. If you're tired of dropping and breaking your phone, then this repairable smartphone could be for you.

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02 Front And Rear

In a world where smartphones often have triple and quad cameras, and once broken, you'll struggle to repair it or even get it repaired, Fairphone has announced the repairable Fairphone 3. The smartphone is made from recycled and fair materials, and has a modular and repairable design. Designed so that the end user is able to repair the smartphone when needed, the smartphone even comes with a screwdriver in the box. 

There's a 12mp f/1.8 rear camera that is said to be "great in low light" and an 8mp f/2.0 selfie camera on the front, which can be found above the 5.65inch FullHD+ 18:9 touch-screen.

The smartphone has a removable battery that is said to give a full-day of battery life, and runs Android 9. There's a USB Type-C connection, as well as a headphone socket, another feature missing from a lot of flagship smartphones. 

The Fairphone 3 comes with a 2-year warranty, which apparently won't become void when you open up the phone. The Fairphone 3 will set you back €450 euros when it becomes available - from Fairphone's website.

Modular Phone

Fairphone 3 Key Features:

  • 12mp f/1.8 camera, Dual PDAF
  • 8mp f/1.8 front camera
  • 5.65inch FullHD+ 18:9 screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage
  • 3000mAh battery - removable
  • Dual SIM, MicroSD slot
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • Headphone socket
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth



This is the 3rd version of the phone, with the previous version, the Fairphone 2 being released with an 8mp camera unit, which you could then upgrade at a later date when better technology was available. In fact, if you have the Fairphone 2, you can buy an upgraded 12mp camera module from the Fairphone website for €45 euros. 


Fairphone 2 Spare Parts - Upgraded Camera Module

So potentially you could upgrade the Fairphone 3 at a future date, if they ever release an updated camera unit. 

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19 Sep 2019 9:44PM
Willing to bet the bit I broke wouldn’t be a replaceable one....Tongue

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