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World’s Thinnest Phone? 7.7mm NEC Medias leaked in Japan

We thought it wouldn’t take long, but Samsung may have already been unceremoniously shoved aside in the stakes for world’s thinnest smartphone.

These are some scrambled pictures of NEC’s next phone, the Medias N-04C, measures up at 7.7mm, with its thickest point (what looks to be the camera part) bulging out to 8.4mm.

Some of the phone specs have also had to be squeezed, with a 1260mAh battery, smaller than other smartphones, and a 800mHZ processor to power the Android innards.

The Medias will be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) with no word yet on whether it could be getting an upgrade to 2.3 in the near-future.

Other vital statistics include a four-inch touchscreen, a 5.1-megapixel camera, NFC chip and even a One-Seg TV-tuner, and all weighing in at just over 105g.

It should get officially announced this Thursday, as part of Japanese phone network Docomo’s new spring range.

Following its unveiling at last week’s industry conference, Mobile World Congress, Samsung’s Galaxy S II was trumpeting its status as the world’s thinnest phone at 8.49mm. Sorry, Sammy.

No more info on whether the phone would be seen outside of Japan, but Draft life, who originally leaked the Medias pamphet, is hoping for a worldwide release.


Via: MobileCrunch


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