Today, a brand named Carbon Mobile, launched what can be called as the world’s first smartphone with Carbon Fibre monocoque. Until now, companies sparingly used Carbon Fibre in smartphones as it blocked radio waves. But the team has now launched Carbon 1 MK II, which weighs 125g and is thin at 6.3mm. What’s special in this Carbon Fibre smartphone is the HyRECM technology – Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Material, which the team claims to have worked on for four years. The tech supposedly combines high quality carbon fibers from Germany with a composite material that lets the radio signals pass through.
The Carbon 1 MK II is also special because of the monocoque design that has no internal frame and all components are attached to the Carbon Fiber. Also mentioned is that around 5% plastic is used in the entire handset’s construction.
As for the specifications, the Carbon 1 MK II features a 6-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Although it runs Android 10, the company has said that Android 11 will be arriving within next few months. Powering it is the MediaTek Helio P90 chipset (12nm), which is paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage (UFS 2.1). There is also a hybrid card slot.
At the back, you get two 16-megapixel sensors with f/2 aperture. There is also a selfie camera with 20-megapixel sensor. Unfortunately, the handset doesn’t support 5G but it does have aptX support, USB-C 3.1 port and NFC. The fingerprint sensor is on the side.
If you want to buy the smartphone, you can get it at EUR 800, roughly ₹70,000. It is limited to Germany only, for now.