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Fairphone 3 shows up on Bluetooth SIG

Fairphone 2 successor coming soon, Fairphone 3 hits Bluetooth SIG
Fairphone 2 successor coming soon
The next-gen modular, ethical — built using conflict-free tin, tungsten and tantalum and fair trade gold — Fairphone handset has just been spotted on Bluetooth SIG. Sadly, all that we know for sure is that the Fairphone 3 comes with Bluetooth 5 connectivity and its other specs should make it superior to its Snapdragon 801-powered predecessor.
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With a history of more than six years, Fairphone is more than just another of the many minor OEMs in the smartphone business. Although its two handsets released in the past failed to impress, this company is all about delivering products that are designed and produced with a minimal environmental impact. The first Fairphone handset hit 60,000 customers and its successor arrived in the hands of around 100,000 people. Now, the Fairphone 3 is almost here.

Unfortunately, the Bluetooth SIG listing only reveals that the Fairphone 3 has Bluetooth 5 support. Obviously, this also implies the fact that the handset is now being tested for commercial release and it would not be a surprise to see it hit the market before the end of the month. Sadly, there is no official launch date yet, so take this statement as it is — nothing more than a rumor.

The Fairphone 2 was the first handset to receive a 10/10 repairability score from iFixIt, so we can only hope that this is not going to change. Since it was released in December 2015, the Fairphone 2 has a list of specs that is definitely outdated right now. The specs that the Fairphone 3 must improve upon include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch full HD display, a 5 MP selfie shooter and a 12 MP main camera, a 2,420 mAh battery, as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop upgradable to Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Considering the above, it is rather safe to assume that the Fairphone 3 will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, a screen with a size of around 6 inches, at least 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of internal storage, Android 9.0 Pie or even Android Q, and so on.

Would you pay about twice for a phone just to be sure that it has been made in factories with good working conditions and only using ethically sourced materials? Let us know what you think about such initiatives in the comments below.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5435 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08- 5 (Update: 2019-08- 5)