Mobiado’s Classic 712MG Mokume Gane phone rediscovers old Japanese traditon
Only one week after introducing the Classic 712 Stealth, Mobiado has now announced another new luxury phone, the Classic 712MG Mokume Gane.
Meaning “wood-grain metal” in Japanese, Mokume Gane is a technique of “bonding mixed-metal” invented in Japan in the 17th century and initially used for sword fittings.
The phone’s Mokume Gane frame includes a mix of nickel silver, copper and brass, which is “stacked and wrapped in steel foil”. Other materials used in the handset’s body: sapphire crystal, stainless steel, and 24k / 18k gold.
Like all the other Mobiado phones, the Classic 712MG Mokume Gane is unlocked and features 3G, a 2.2 inch QVGA display, GPS, email, web browser, music player, and a 5MP camera. You can find out more about it at Mobiado’s website (the price is not unveiled, though).