World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed

World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed
Plastic – you are probably tired of it, aren't you? Sadly, that is what most mobile devices, including some pretty high-end smartphones and tablets, are made of. That is 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.

So, what's the news with this bamboo smartphone we've been hearing about since early 2012? 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.

But at the end of the day, 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 is a pair of cameras included as well - 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 smartphone by 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.

source: ADzero via Clove

World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed

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25 Comments

1. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Gorgeous!

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I wish Sony make Bamboo Smartphone with their unique Style.. Sony make.believe

3. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Not bad for a peice of wood...

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wood...that's it. The specs are a kill but i'm worried about the durability. It looks fragile.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bamboo? Not so fragile. And lightweight.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh man...i've literally grown up knowing bamboos cause they grow in numbers where i live! However, if the material they use is re-enforced or treated with some chemicals then it's something else! But if it's plain bamboo, considering the hardware inside is heavier, it is likely to break!

19. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Most bamboo as it dries cracks.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh man...i've literally grown up knowing bamboos cause they grow in numbers where i live! However, if the material they use is re-enforced or treated with some chemicals to harden then it's something else! But if it's plain bamboo, considering the hardware inside is heavier, it is likely to break if dropped!

4. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

4.5" screen might be the sweet spot, unless they make the bezel too big.

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It is. I forget where I saw it but I remember thinking that the size of the phone didn't match the size of the screen. I think it's like GS3 size or maybe One X size... but thicker.

5. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Good for Mother Nature.

6. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Great eco phone!

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

great addition if you are a ninja

8. eheii

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

i would love to see it catch fire

9. SleepingOz unregistered

I want this!

15. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

ITS GREAT. BUT IS THIS WATER RESISTANT?!?!?!

16. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Please conserve mother nature. Trees or bamboos should be not use in a smartphone they should be left and multiply

17. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

the hipsters are going to love these -_-

18. damokles unregistered

yeah, destroy more bamboo forests and homes of poor pandas you ridiculous moneymaking kickstarter-freaks.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

Bamboo grow like weeds buddy. Do some research before stating craps!

24. damokles unregistered

that was kinda ironic bro.

25. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

yes they grow like that but they mature slowly do your reseach more

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Who the hell would wanna buy a EXPENSIVE wooden piece of crap that can burn instead of blen and breaks easily

22. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

call me back later I have to oil my phone.. lol

23. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I thought that bamboo used to be processed in sulfuric acid and other neurotoxins? Did the process change already?

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