The Carbon 1 MK II sustainable smartphone is a clear indication of Carbon Mobile’s commitment to sustainability. Working with commerce & lifecycle service provider, Ingram Micro, the company is further investing in sustainability by reducing emissions while also increasing quality with a move to a redesigned former Motorola production facility in Flensburg, Germany.
The Carbon 1 MK II smartphone is built using is HyRECM Technology, Carbon Mobile’s radio-enabled carbon fiber composite material that eliminates connectivity issues. The phone weighs only 125 grams, is thin, at 6.3 millimeters, and features a 3,000 mAh battery.
According to Firas Khalifeh, founder and CEO of Carbon Mobile, “Working with advanced materials is the necessary first step to closing the loop on E-Waste. The Carbon 1 MK II is built with a unique lightweight monocoque body making it 33 percent lighter than the average smartphone. If all devices were made in this way, the industry could save 100,000 tonnes of the earth’s resources every year.”
“We have committed ourselves to sustainability and quality in the production of smartphones in Europe,” said Mr. Khalifeh. “With the new location in Germany, we can reduce our exhaust emissions for the production and transport of our devices even further and create new jobs in the coming years. Ingram Micro already operates the workshops for the repair of our smartphones and can therefore bring comprehensive knowledge of our technology into production. For us, these are the best conditions to jointly revive the city of Flensburg as a production powerhouse for smartphones.”
Carbon Mobile also works toward producing the first plastic-neutral smartphone sold by partnering with Cleanhub who collects 500 grams of plastic from ocean-bound waste for every Carbon 1 MK II sold. The company plans to use bio-based carbon fiber in future phones.
The Carbon 1 MK II is being offered at a new, lower price of 599 EUR. Carbon Mobile has already successfully produced a test batch of 150 Carbon 1 MK II smartphones.