Race for world's thinnest phone continues: Nec Medias is the new king

Only a month after the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc nabbed the record for being the world's thinnest smartphone — NEC comes along and kicks its slim butt to the curb by a whole 1mm.

Measuring at a mere 7.7mm thin, the NEC Medias smartphone will soon be the new, world's thinnest smartphone. We've held the Xperia Arc in our hands, and its 8.7mm profile is arguably too thin for its own good. We can't imagine a smartphone with an additional 1mm shaved off — it's just ludicrous to think that sliding the NEC Medias into a pair of skinny jeans won't snap it in half.

Anorexic smartphone body aside, underneath the NEC Medias' four-inch 854 x 480 resolution screen is an 800MHz processor, Android 2.2 Froyo (why no Gingerbread?), 5.1-megapixel camera and a digital TV tuner. No info on storage capacity, but wouldn't it be funny if NEC decided to skip flash storage for the sake of going thin?

We know that we have an unhealthy obsession with thin gadgets, but at this rate of slimming, flexible OLED cellphones will be in our pockets in no time.

MobileCrunch, via Gizmodo

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