In smartphone terms it seems that thinner and lighter is
the way forward once again. Last week we saw the new 12MP camera module from
Sharp which measures just 5.47mm thick, and Fujitsu’s latest handset would just
about be able to accommodate this.
The Fujitsu Arrow ES IS12F measures just 6.7mm at its
thinnest point – filling out to a fat 8.5mm at its thickest. This is slimmer
than the current ‘thinnest smartphone’ on the market, the Motorola Razr, which
measures a rather bloated 7.1mm at its thinnest.
Not only that, but the Arrow ES IS12F is also lightweight,
tipping the scales at a feather-like 105g, which is a whole 11g less than the
Despite its slim profile, the handset features a 4in Gorilla
Glass screen with a resolution of 480 x 800. On the rear is not the 12
megapixel shooter from Sharp but a more modest 5 megapixel sensor with
autofocus and image stabilisation.
You’ll also get GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g/n, while
the handset has been loaded up with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the whole
thing will be powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8655.
The battle to create an über-thin, über-light smartphone is
nothing new, but seems to have heated up again in recent months. Whether this
is a good thing or not is a matter of personal opinion, but if battery life,
user experience and overall feel are compromised, then users won’t be long
letting manufacturers know that thinner is not automatically better.
Let us know in the comments whether you think thinner is
better and if the Fujitsu Arrow ES IS12F, which will be available in January,
is the phone for you.
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Source: KDDI (Translated)
Via: The Verge