Feb 21st, 2011

So Apple’s iPhone 4 was introduced as the world’s thinnest smartphone, then LG vowed to trump them with the LG Optimus Black. And now NEC’s getting into this aggressive shoving contest: the NEC Medias is just 7.7mm thin.

To compare, the Galaxy S 2 is 8.49mm, the Optimus Black is 9.2mm, and the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thin. Those phones are pretty damn thin. And if these pictures are anything to go by, I don’t know if it’s technically possible to get any thinner than this. (With a smartphone, anyway.)

Here are the rest of the specs that make up the NEC Medias:

  • size: 127×62×7.7mm
  • weight: 105g
  • Android 2.2 as the OS
  • 4-inch LCD with 854×480 resolution
  • 5.1MP camera
  • 800MHz CPU
  • three buttons on the bottom (from left to right: menu, home, back) plus on/off button at the top left (see pic below)
  • digital TV tuner
  • e-wallet function

Not amazing, but not horrible. And the size alone may pull a good amount of folks in. [Draft Life with Blog, Datacider via Mobile Crunch]

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