NEC has announced another super-skinny phone, the Medias ES N-05D, which measures up at a super-skinny 6.7mm at the sides. That’s a whole millimetre thinner than last year’s positively size zero Medias N-04C, which had a 7.7mm waist.
As well as being a slinky little thing, it’s packing some respectable hardware inside; a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The 4.3-inch LCD screen also has a 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution and the 8.1-megapixel camera has an illuminated sensor allowing for better shots in low-light areas, a la the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC Titan et al.
It’s also water-resistant and dust proofed like Motorola’s Defy phones and it’ll come in black, white and pink varieties.
Sadly for us British gaijin, this is looking unlikely to retail outside of Japan. It’s launching sometime in ‘late February to March 2012’ in NTT DoCoMo outlets. So unless you’ve got a friend in Japan willing to post you one, you’re in for some disappointment.
Still, we’ve a few thin Android phones coming out over here. The Samsung Galaxy S2 (8.49mm) is finally available in pink, and the Huawei Ascend P1 S – actually thinner at 6.68mm – is due for a European release later this year.