As the saying goes “all good things must come to an end”. After a profitable two-12 months run with the Fairphone 3, we’re ending the sale of this telephone. But identical to what you’d count on from us, we’ll follow our longevity promise to offer software program and {hardware} assist for 5 years from the telephone’s launch. So, there isn’t a want to fret and no want to purchase a brand new telephone or toss your Fairphone 3 right into a drawer.

A glance again

We began Fairphone with one factor in thoughts: to vary the electronics business from the within and push for extra sustainable merchandise, together with fairer working circumstances. We are disrupting the “take-make-waste” quick-time period mind-set and dealing towards a extra round financial system that encourages the lengthy-lasting, in the long run even steady, use of merchandise and supplies. With each telephone we make that is still in use, we’re getting nearer to a fairer and extra sustainable electronics business.

The launch of the Fairphone 3 in August 2019 was a fantastic step ahead for us. It mixed the newest know-how with our rules for equity. With the Fairphone 3, we have been capable of shut the hole that existed between selecting a sustainable smartphone or selecting one which delivers wonderful efficiency. We mixed each so that you don’t have to decide on one over the opposite. With its launch, we proved to the business that it’s doable to take a extra sustainable strategy to electronics and it allowed us to develop our attain throughout Europe.

Fairphone 3 solid a path

We achieved many milestones with the Fairphone 3, together with:

  • The launch of Fair Cobalt Alliance, which helps a higher vary of responsibly sourced minerals
  • We developed the living wage bonus program that improves the working circumstances and welfare of employees in our provide chain
  • We scored an ideal 10 on the iFixit repairability index, one among solely two telephones to obtain that rating!

In addition to the above, we onboarded many new gross sales companions, developed collaborations with key companions akin to /e/OS, and picked up e-waste from Africa with Closing the Loop.

End of sale doesn’t imply finish of life

While we’re ending the sale of the Fairphone 3, it doesn’t imply it’s the tip of its life! In truth, due to our distinctive strategy for our Android telephones, you may nonetheless improve your telephone with digital camera modules and spare elements. We are additionally planning to update the Fairphone 3 to Android 11 in 2022.

We proceed to show there’s a marketplace for extra sustainable electronics and also you, our customers, assist ship a powerful sign to the business that change must occur sooner moderately than later. By making a extra sustainable smartphone, we’re demonstrating the limitless prospects for a fairer future – for everybody.

Fairphone 3+ availability

If you’re serious about ordering a Fairphone 3+, you might be welcome to sign up to get an email notification as quickly as we’re again in inventory. Or for those who’d like one somewhat sooner, another choice could be to verify with your closest reseller.

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