Carbon 1 MK II is World’s First Phone with a Carbon Fiber Monocoque

March 01 (2021

The Carbon 1 MK II is the world’s first smartphone with a carbon fiber monocoque (this means that the external shell provides the structural integrity, there are no internal supports). This has made the phone very light (125g) and thin (6.3 mm).

The key is the proprietary HyRECM technology – Hybrid Radio Enabled Composite Material – which was developed over four years. It combines high quality carbon fibers sourced from Germany with a composite material that allows radio waves to pass through.

Back in 2017 it took 3 hours to create a shell, now that the process has been optimized and it only takes 30 minutes. Even after this 6x speed up the process still involves an experienced engineer hand-cutting material and overseeing the molding process.

Since the monocoque design has no internal frame all components are attached to the carbon fiber itself. Plastic makes up less than 5% of the materials used in the phone’s construction. Also, every Carbon Mobile phone can be disassembled and converted to raw materials.

The Carbon 1 MK II has a 6” AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,160 px resolution (18:9). It is protected by the thinnest panel of Gorilla Glass Victus yet – it measures just 0.4 mm.

The phone will launch with Android 10, but the 11 update is coming in the second quarter. Carbon Mobile is promising 2 years of software updates and monthly security patches.

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