The smartphone market is full of potential but also extremely harsh. From companies with a history like BlackBerry, to newcomers like Essential, have suffered bitter failures. Giant challengers like the Escobar Fold 1 appeared loudly for a while, and then kept quiet.
Therefore, when information about a new smartphone company appears, many people often worry more than happy. Even that smartphone company introduced something completely new, that we have never seen before.
Enter Carbon Mobile
Enter Carbon Mobile is a brand new Android smartphone manufacturer, with a micro-scale operation, headquartered in Berlin. The first smartphone of this phone company is called Carbon 1 Mk II, this is a very special smartphone because it is made entirely from carbon fiber.
When it comes to carbon fiber, we will definitely think of supercars built with this special super light and super durable material. Carbon 1 Mk II also impresses with its super light weight, just 125g and 6.3mm thick. The smartphone weighs only nearly half the Galaxy S20 Ultra (222g), giving it a different feel.
Carbon 1 Mk II is the second version of this smartphone, the Carbon 1 Mk I is the first prototype and has never been commercially produced. Enter Carbon Mobile confessed that it did not want to change the smartphone industry, but only wanted to bring a special smartphone for lovers and enthusiasts.
So will Enter Carbon Mobile follow Essential’s trail?
Carbon 1 Mk II: A basic smartphone
Carbon 1 Mk II has 6.0 inch AMOLED screen, MediaTek Helio P90 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 16MP dual rear camera, 20MP selfie camera. The front design is almost identical to Sony, when there is no rabbit ear groove or waterdrop, instead the screen is quite thick at the top and bottom.
The smartphone is equipped with a 3,050 mAh battery, has a fingerprint sensor on the side, pre-installed Android 10. The screen is protected by a special layer of Gorilla Glass 6 only 0.4mm thick. Corning has specially designed this type of glass for Carbon 1 Mk II, Gorilla Glass 6 is typically 0.6 – 0.8mm thick.
Basically, Carbon 1 Mk II owns the configuration and specifications that are not remarkable, even inferior to today’s mid-range smartphones. The MediaTek Helio P90 chip has been quite outdated when it launched in 2018, the battery capacity is low and it doesn’t have any special features. Surely no one will choose this smartphone.
However, the most distinctive and impressive feature of the Carbon 1 Mk II is the appearance. Because this is the first smartphone in the world made entirely from carbon fiber. Carbon 1 Mk II has a monolithic carbon fiber design, a material known for being difficult to work with, especially with small details that need precision in a smartphone.
Carbon fiber also does not allow radio waves to pass through, so Enter Carbon Mobile had to use an advanced composite material that supports radio waves. This type of material is used around the areas with antennas, to ensure the smartphone can receive normal waves.
Another problem is the temperature, as the carbon fiber’s ability to dissipate heat is very poor. Therefore, Enter Carbon Mobile had to use a special material to dissipate heat for internal components. These are also the reasons why smartphone manufacturers have researched carbon fiber materials, but never applied it in practice.
Looks are everything, but is it really impressive?
It can be said that impressive looks are all that is remarkable on this smartphone Carbon 1 Mk II. Those are the characteristic lines of carbon fiber materials, which many people love when looking at similar details made of carbon fiber on supercars, or expensive items.
However, on Carbon 1 Mk II, it must be said that this material has not exuded the special look, the coolness, the coolness of the carbon fiber material that we often see. Plus, the design is somewhat too monotonous, making the smartphone not really impressive and can attract all eyes around.
Perhaps value in technology is all that Enter Carbon Mobile wants to bring. A smartphone super light and super durable thanks to the use of carbon fiber material. However, it should be noted that carbon fiber is still very easy to scratch.
Enter Carbon Mobile said it will soon launch new accessories made from carbon fiber. In it, there will be an ultra-light wireless headset made of carbon fiber, providing an extremely comfortable feeling.
How much does a smartphone made of carbon fiber cost?
Carbon 1 Mk II is priced at 799 EUR (about 883 USD), a pretty high price compared to what this smartphone offers. Of course we cannot expect a lower price, because carbon fiber is inherently a cheap material.
Enter Carbon Mobile is a very young smartphone company, and is not afraid. The debut smartphone Carbon 1 Mk II had a bold, unique and pioneering idea. But in this extremely tough market, for Carbon 1 Mk II to be successful seems a very difficult thing. Like little guy David fighting giants Apple, Samsung, only real life will not be like in fairy tales.
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