Announcing the Clover Flex 3

Coming Jan. 2023

Clover is excited to announce the Flex 3 will be available in the United States and Canada in January 2023. The Flex 3 supports Android 10 and features a larger display—5.99" IPS HD. The Clover Flex 3 payment screens have a brand new look and feel. Payment functionality remains unchanged.

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Key highlights

  • Clover's hardened version of Android (AOSP) 10 (API Level 29)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
  • Memory: 2-GB RAM, 16-GB Flash
  • 5.99″, 720×1440 XHDPI display
  • EMV chip card reader, NFC reader, and MSR reader
  • 5MP camera
  • 1D and 2D barcode scanner with a dedicated external button for barcode.
  • Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE
  • Cellular data
    • North America (SN: C045U)—4G/LTE only
    • Europe (SN: C045E)—4G/LTE fallback support for 3G
    • Argentina (SN: C045L)—4G/LTE fallback support for 3G
  • Internal thermal receipt printer
  • 3.5-mm audio jack (with L/R output and mic input), speaker and microphone

See the complete list of specs in Clover devices.

Recommendations for developers

  • Until Dev Kits are available, consider developing your Flex 3 applications using the hardware profile in an emulator.
  • You can charge the Flex 3 with the type-C charging hub in any orientation; however, there is a preference in cable orientation while debugging. Before connecting the debug cable, rotate the USB-C end of the hub so that the head (the flat part) of the green screws face down. See the Clover Flex 3 DevKit video for more information.
  • Enable your app for Flex 3 in the developer Dashboard App Settings > App Type page. Select Flex 3 from the Flex dropdown list.
  • Flex 3 camera orientation is portrait mode (instead of landscape mode as on Flex 2).

Semi-integrated developers

  • For remote semi-integration, Clover has validated compatibility between Remote Pay SDKs and REST Pay Display API with on-device Pay Display apps that support the new payment user interface.
    • If integrated in this way, then you do not need to update which devices your app is supported on.
  • For native semi-integration, Clover has validated compatibility between PaymentConnector and Android Payments API with the new payment user interface.
    • Update which devices your app is supported on.
    • New merchants may need to specify Flex 2 devices for new orders until the payment app is validated and the developer enables their app for Flex 3 in the developer Dashboard.
    • Developers who still support Flex 1 should validate their apps on Android 10, if they have not already done so.

For questions and feedback, send email to developer-hardware-updates.