Fairphone isn’t one of the most well-known smartphone manufacturers out there, but it isn’t really trying to compete with the top players in the game. The Dutch company has been making phones for a few years, and it places a huge focus on sustainability, both in terms of protecting the environment and the people that work on its phones.
Recently, the company introduced the Fairphone 3+, an upgraded version of the Fairphone 3 that now comes with a 48MP rear camera, a 12MP selfie camera, and a new plastic back that uses 40% recycled plastics, a major increase from the 9% recycled plastic used in the Fairphone 3. Aside from that, this is the same phone, with a Snapdragon 632 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. In fact, if you bought the Fairphone 3, you can just buy the new camera modules and upgrade the phone yourself.
That’s what makes the Fairphone 3+ an interesting device. The company wants to reduce the waste generated by smartphones by making it easier to only replace parts of a phone, in addition to recycling whenever possible. The company also pays a living wage bonus to the factory workers that build its phones, which helps justify the €469 price tag that’s higher than you’d expect to pay for these specs.
You can check out our first look at the device in the video below.