World’s thinnest Android phone headed to Japan, 7.7mm thick

February 21st, 2011

NEC Medias N-04cIt looks like Samsung‘s time at the top could be extremely shortlived, as NEC’s 7.7mm thick Medias N-04C has leaked in Japan.

Following its launch at last week’s MWC, the Galaxy S II was hotly-tipped as the world’s thinnest smartphone at 8.49mm. Sorry Samsung, not any more, as the NEC Medias N-04c is on its way, measuring in at 7.7mm at its skinniest, and 8.4mm at its fattest point.

It may be super-slim, but the Japanese handset still manages to pack an 800MHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, a 4 inch touchscreen display, a 5.1 megapixel camera, a TV tuner and even an integrated NFC Chip, which Sony Ericsson claims they left out of the Xperia arc due to unnecessary bulk.

The NEC Medias N-04C is expected to launch on Thursday 24th February, and will be available on Japanese network NTT DoCoMo. No word on an international release, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed.

[Source: Android Community]