A British university student has designed a phone that stands out from the usual array of black, grey or white plastic numbers - by building it out of bamboo.

The Bamboo phone is called ADzero and was designed by 23 year-old Middlesex University student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse

There's no hardware of software details for the ADzero other than it's "Android powered" and is "approximately half the weight of an Apple iPhone, while boasting a larger screen" - all the emphasis seems to be on the design itself. Quite rightly so though, it's a gorgeous looking piece of kit complete with a unibody design crafted from a single piece of four year-old organic bamboo.

"The whole experience so far has been incredible and completely unexpected," said Kieron-Scott. "Completing my final year and working has been challenging, but my course and the project complement each other well and it’s a great start of my career. I can’t wait to see my mobile phone in shops this year."

The Bamboo ADzero was originally set for China only but will now hit boutique stores in the UK as well. No release details as of yet - we'll keep you posted.