If yesterday's smartwatch was the stellar piece of hardware that would draw users to Windows 8, then what you see above is Android's answer. Even better than the watch, this bamboo smartphone is much more than a concept render, and already has financial backing. If things go as planned, it should be available in China and the UK sometime soon.
Created by a Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a student at Middlesex University, the Bamboo ADzero is, as the name implies, encased in bamboo. Not only does this unibody wooden case give it quite a unique look and feel, but it also makes the device weigh half as much as Apple's glass and aluminum iPhone. Those concerned about the durability of the beautiful casing need not be, as the wood has also been treated to be just as durable as plastic.
We know that the smartphone will run Android (likely an outdated version, at least based on the capacitive buttons) and have a relatively large screen, but beyond that we have no official specs. The circular LED flash camera certainly looks nice though, so hopefully the rest of the internals will be up to the level suggested by the industrial design.
The ADzero certainly looks the part of a top tier smartphone, and manages to be one of the most unique devices I have seen that still manages to look minimal and sleek. Just as long as the specs measure up, the ADzero will be one outstanding piece of hardware.[ADzero via TECH DiGEST]