A German company called Carbon Mobile has introduced a whole new kind of smartphone that marks the beginning of an era where customers value sustainability in their phones above other things. The distinctive feature of the new device – Carbon 1 Mark II – is that it’s entirely made of carbon fiber instead of traditional metal, polycarbonate, or glass and metal materials.
The new smartphone is made using the HyRECM Technology (Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Materials), which the company calls a “revolutionary new process.” To create the so-called “monocoque” design, manufacturers interweave carbon fibers with “radio permitting” composites. This technology makes the Carbon 1 Mark II an extremely lightweight and thin device. The super-thin 6.3mm phone weighs only 125g. For comparison, the weight of the iPhone 11 is 194g, but it is still quite durable.
The new smartphone is powered with a Mediatek Helio P90 processor and has a 6-inch AMOLED display protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 that “delivers optical clarity and touch sensitivity whilst ensuring scratch and damage resistance.” It is also equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that can be found below the power button.
Here are the key specs of the Carbon 1 Mark II known so far:
- Shape: Monocoque Design
- Materials: Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composites
- Weight: 125 g
- Thickness: 6.3mm
- Color: Original Carbon Fiber Matte Black
- Dimensions: 74x153.5mm
- OS: Android 10
- Processor: Mediatek Helio P90
- RAM: 8GB
- ROM: 128GB
- Battery: 3,050 mAh
- Ports: USB 3.1, Type-C
- Sim Support: 2x Nano-SIM Slots + SD Cars
- Display: 6-inch AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, aspect ratio of 18:9
- Selfie Camera: 20MP
- Rear Camera: Dual 16MP
The Carbon 1 Mark II is already available for pre-order at the official site, more specifically, only 2,000 phones can be ordered. The price of the world’s first carbon fiber phone is €800. To make a purchase, you will need to make a prepayment of €250, and then pay the rest €550 fifteen days before the delivery. The shipping of the device will start in June 2020.