Since Apple launched the iPhone 4 in June last year as the world’s thinnest smartphone, we’ve seen two other smartphones which stole that title: the LG Optimus Black (9.2 mm), and the Samsung Galaxy S II (8.5 mm).
Now NEC is getting ready to launch an even thinner handset: the MEDIAS N-04C, made for NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile carrier.
The N-04C is only 7.7 mm thick, and I doubt we’ll see a smartphone thinner than that in the near future.
Running Android 2.2 Froyo, the new NEC MEDIAS N-04C features a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display, NFC, and 1Seg TV tuner. It should be released in Japan later this week, for an unknown price. Unfortunately, NEC probably has no plans to launch the handset outside its home country.
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