Fujitsu Unveils World’s Thinnest Phone

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

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

Samsung Galaxy S2.

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.

Source: KDDI (Translated)

Via: The Verge