The Carbon 1 MK II breaks the rules of smartphone design

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a superphone!
02 March 2021 / 13:04IST

There are not too many smartphone manufacturers these days who reinvent the wheel when it comes to smartphone design. So, things get really exciting when someone decides to replace the regular metal or plastic smartphone chassis (the bit that holds everything together) with a not-so-regular carbon fibre monocoque. Well, Carbon Mobile (from Germany) did just that, and the resulting smartphone that can be pre-ordered at 799 €, brings several benefits. The Carbon 1 MK II weighs a mere 125 grams and is quite thin at 6.3 mm. Carbon fibre by default isn’t a radio-friendly material so Carbon Mobile had to create its own variant of it by going with a proprietary HyRECM technology -- Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Material -- that took them 4 years to develop. As for the not-so-interesting bits of the phone, you get a 6-inch 18:9 OLED display, a MediaTek Helio P90 chipset paired with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage. There’s a 16 MP dual rear camera setup and a 20 MP selfie shooter. Sadly, this superphone lacks 5G. But it’s still quite the looker isn’t it?

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