World’s first bamboo smartphone
Most devices, and in general lots of the units around us, use plastic or metal, or here and there still wood, along with some newly developed materials as well in their design and build. That’s why seeing an unusual handset design, such as that of the ADzero bamboo smartphone, is as refreshing as taking a breath of fresh air on a sunny Sunday morning. Yup! The first bamboo smartphone is soon to be released, after being talked and rumored about since as far back as the beginning of the year.
So, what about it? Well, the good news is that the device is getting closer to launch. In fact, ADzero will be taking to Kickstarter in order to raise the funding necessary to bring the smartphone to the market. The handset’s retail price will be $700 at launch, but early birds can get one for $200 less by pledging $500 to the project. Furthermore, a pledge of $300 will allow you to get the bamboo smartphone for $100 off, and the pledge will count as a deposit towards the purchase.
That’s all fantastic, but what kind of hardware will a buyer get for their money? Here’s the answer to that question: a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor made by Samsung, TFT LCD display with resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and 326ppi, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There’s also a pair of cameras included – an 8-megapixel one with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture on the back, and a VGA snapper up front for video chats. The battery tucked inside the device’s 11.8-millimeter body is rated at 2,050mAh. Stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes loaded out of the box.
In a nutshell, it seems like the bamboo ADzero will be not just a fancy toy, but a very capable Android device too. In case you are interested, keep an eye out for it on Kickstarter as it is due to land there very soon.