NEC MEDIAS E-04C takes the crown of the world's thinnest Android phone
And it is just days since the thinnest smartphone in the worlsd - the Samsung Galaxy S II - was officially announced, and weeks after we previewed the previous thinnest - the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc - so wake us up when we can fold these around styli.
The device is running Android 2.2 Froyo, and still manages to pack in a 4" display, as well as an NFC chip for mobile payments and the like. There aren't any other spec details at this point but this leaked booklet of the NEC MEDIAS E-04C, but February 24th is fast approaching, so we will know more at the grand unveiling in Japan. From the booklet below it certainly seems that there will be both a black and a white version of the world's thinnest smartphone.
If this is what's hiding inside NTT DoCoMo's Spring portfolio, there are sure to be other surprises that we will reveal to you as they get unveiled.
source: Ameblo (Translated) via AkihabaraNews
1. ryq (unregistered)
what the use of this phone if it is only for japan market? that's why korean, taiwanese and chinese cell are making headway coz their products are made for world market while japanese made cell are only for their own market and with their consumer market shrinking their market is getting smaller and smaller.
2. nothin (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
nice .. i hope its upgradeable to gingerbread and has at least 5mp cam and a front facing .. and of course, reasonably priced :D
3. cheetah2k (Posts: 1334; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I think I would snap it if I sat on it.... But maybe a Japanese would be lighter than my 88kg, so really its an Asian phone, built for skinny Asians to accidently sit on it. I wonder what size crash test dummy they used?? hehehe..
Seems mobile manufacturers are throwing caution to the wind, ignoring every sign of robust construction like they used to.
I hate iPhones, but you have to admit that the solid metal structure gives you some confidence its not going to snap, where as my Samsung Galaxy S of old couldn't withstand the slightest of bounces off the ground cracking that "ultra tough" Gorilla Glass screen.
So in reality, I think you must be a bit thick, if your key criteria to buy a phone is its how thin it is...
4. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
if phones keep getting thinner they better start using metal instead of plastic