Smartphone producer Fairphone, based in Amsterdam, recently released its highly sustainable smartphone Fairphone 3+. With this upgraded version of the modular Fairphone 3, the company keeps striving for a better world.

Positive impact
In 2013, Fairphone launched a movement for fairer electronics. By making a phone, the company opened up the supply chain and created new relationships between people and their products. They make a positive impact across the value chain in mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle, while expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. Together with its community, Fairphone is changing the way products are made.

40 percent recycled plastic
The upgraded Fairphone 3+ uses more post-consumer plastic. 40 percent of all the plastics in the device, is now recycled. Second upgrade is the camera, which is now a 48-megapixel unit on the back and a new 16-megapixel camera facing the front. Owners of a Fairphone 3 can easily upgrade their device to a 3+. The device is modular and changing a camera can be done by anyone. The new handset will be released on 14 September 2020 and will be available across Europe.