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Fairphone introduces new camera module for Fairphone 3, starts selling Fairphone 3+

The new 48 MP camera module for the Fairphone 3. (Image via Fairphone 3)
The new 48 MP camera module for the Fairphone 3. (Image via Fairphone 3)
Fairphone launched a new camera module for the Fairphone 3 today. The module includes a 48 MP sensor. Fairphone also announced a new front-facing camera module housing a 16 MP shooter. These modules can be purchased separately or pre-installed in the new Fairphone 3+.

Fairphone has long been the only option for users in search of a “modular” phone that allows them to upgrade individual components. The company is continuing this ethos with the release of a new camera module for its latest device, the Fairphone 3.

The new camera module houses a 48 MP sensor. This is a considerable increase from the base 12 MP included with the standard Fairphone 3. The new camera also has a higher dynamic range and “zero shutter lag” (according to Fairphone). Fairphone now also sells a new “top module,” which houses the front-facing camera. The new selfie shooter is 16 MP, a sizable bump from the standard 8 MP sensor of the base Fairphone 3. The 48 MP module costs €60, and the new top module is €35. Both are available through Fairphone’s Spare Parts storefront.

The company also introduced the Fairphone 3+, which is essentially a Fairphone 3 with the new camera modules and some slight tweaks. For one, the Fairphone 3+ uses 40% recycled plastics (the original Fairphone 3 uses only 9%). The 3+ also runs Android 10, which will come to the standard Fairphone 3 at a later date. The back cover of the 3+ is also solid black rather than the translucent back cover of the base Fairphone 3. Otherwise, the Fairphone 3+ has the same 5.65-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 632, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of expandable storage as the Fairphone 3.

The Fairphone 3+ is currently only available for purchase in the EU and UK. It’s currently priced at €469 and will ship in mid-September. The base Fairphone 3 got a small price reduction and is now available for €419.

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Sam Medley, 2020-08-27 (Update: 2020-08-27)