Carbon 1 MK II is the first smartphone in the world to feature a full carbon fiber body. While carbon fiber has been seen in smartphones in the past, it is used in limited amounts due to the fact that it blocks radio waves. But now, the Carbon Mobile team have finally cracked the issue to launch the new device.
According to the GSMArena report, the company’s team in Germany has spent year working on this issue. This has allowed the Carbon 1 MK II to be the world’s first smartphone with a carbon fiber monocoque, which means that its external shell is what provides the structural integrity and there are no internal supports. In other words, this also allows the device to be ultra thin and light, measuring in at just 6.3 mm and weighing just 125 grams. In terms of connectivity, the device offers Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo and a USB-C 3.1 port. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack and it only supports dual SIM 4G. The device is priced at 800 Euros or roughly 962 US Dollars.
The company managed to achieve the use of this material through its proprietary HyRECM technology (Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Material) that has been developed for over four years. The technology utilizes high quality carbon fibers, which are sourced from Germany with a composite material that allows radio waves to pass through it. While it took the company 3 hours to create such a shell back in 2017, it can now build one in just 30 minutes thanks to various optimizations in the process.
Notably, due to the lack of any internal frame, all of the components are attached to the carbon fiber itself, which enables the use of just 5 percent of plastic. Talking about the specs, Carbon 1 MK II features a 6 inch AMOLED display with FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is also protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus. Under the hood, the device will be powered by the Helio P90 chipset, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage.
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