As the mobile phone industry evolves, new smartphones increasingly seek bigger screens, bigger batteries, and new features like 5G, which has led to heavier phones. But there’s a new smartphone out there that weighs as little as 125 gigabytes, which is probably the lightest smartphone you know right now.
The phone, called the Carbon 1 Mark II, was launched by well-known 3D printing unicorn company Carbon. Interestingly, the company’s planned Carbon 1 Mark 1 was aborted last year due to an outbreak, and is now launching the second generation model directly this year.
The Carbon 1 Mark II is the world’s first smartphone with a Carbon fiber body. Carbon uses Hyrecm technology to wrap Carbon fibres around a variety of synthetic materials to avoid the problem of blocking electrical signals that can occur when Carbon fibres are used alone. The benefit is that the amount of plastic used has been reduced to less than 5%, while the smooth application of carbon fibre to mobile phones has made them lightweight.
In other respects, the Carbon 1 Mark II doesn’t do so well. The phone has a 6.01-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2160×1080; It is equipped with MediaTek Helio P90 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space, and supports microSD expansion. It has the front 20-megapixel selfie lens and the rear 16-megapixel dual camera, built-in 3000mAh battery, adopting the side fingerprint identification scheme, running Android 10 OS, Android 11 upgrades will be available in the future.
The Carbon 1 Mark II will go on sale at the end of the month for €799.