Bamboo smartphone to be launched
A new and unique Android smartphone made from bamboo will be on sale in the UK by the end of the year.
The Android operated smartphone, which is named ADzero, is made from organically grown bamboo and was designed by the lead designer, Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, at start-up company AD.
Woodhouse, 23, who studies Product Design at Middlesex University, said using the environmental impact of using bamboo was a priority:
“[We were] cautious of creating a phone in demand that wouldn’t negatively affect the environment [so we] researched and settled on bamboo, which offered a more desirable look.
“The phone offers no removable battery, meaning no cut lines from a design perspective, but also allows for a customised battery design, enabling a longer battery life,” he added.
Sustainability has been highly publicised in the design world, particularly London, where the city is continuously growing and there are increasing efforts for environmentally conscious choices.
AD is a Chinese smartphone design company and the phone is its first release.
When the phone is launched it will have the most up-to-date version of Android on the market at the time.