Fujitsu, provider of hardware, software, networking, and other products and services, announced the release of their new phone, the Arrows ES IS12F, to be available on January 7th. The Droid RAZR from Motorola clocked in at 7.1mm and claimed to be the World’s thinnest, though Samsung was able to bring that down to 6.9mm.
As with many tech products from Japanese companies, it will first be available to those in Japan. Those in other parts of the World who can’t wait and want to snatch one up, can but it will cost you at prices being around $750.
In years past, extremely thin wasn’t necessarily something that could be pulled off with smartphones. Hardware just wasn’t there yet, though we’re starting to see that change.
To give you an idea of how thin 6.7mm is, think about how big one inch is and imagine a quarter of that. At .26 inches, the Arrows ES IS12F (bit of a long name, don’t you think?) is incredibly thin.
Tech specs are as follows:
- 4-inch AMOLED display with 480 x 800 resolution
- Strong and scratch proof Gorilla Glass display
- 1.4GHZ Snapdragon MSM8655 dual core processor
- 512MB RAM, 1GB internal storage
- 1,400mAh battery
- 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, and CDMA support
- 5 megapixel camera with built-in image stablization
Thin seems to be the way smartphone manufacturers are going. One has to wonder how thinness will potentially sacrifice the build quality of a phone. Having the World’s thinnest smartphone may be great, but if it feels like you can easily snap it in half if you’re not careful, that’s a problem.