NEC MEDIAS N-04C, World's Thinnest Android Phone Headed to U.S.

Samsung Galaxy S II is not the slimmest smartphone available on the market and it never was. The world's thinnest smartphone is manufactured by NEC and is only 7.7mm thick, 0.8mm slimmer than Samsung's Android flasghip smartphone.

Dubbed MEDIAS N-04C, the handset was launched back in February via Japanese carrier NTT Docomo.

Even though the manufacturer stated that the handset will soon be available in United States, no additional details emerged until recently.

According to TechCrunch, citing Japan’s biggest business daily The Nikkei, NEC's MEDIAS N-04C is preparing to make the jump to United States.

However, it appears that U.S. customers will be offered a slightly modified version, but details are not available at the moment.

The main reason behind NEC's decision seems to be the success that the handset had on the Japanese market.

Apparently NEC sold around 500,000 units until now and intends to extend the availability of the smartphone to other regions to boost its sales even more.

The Nikkei suggests that the phone will be available in United Stated from Verizon Wireless, but also will come at “other carriers” as well.

NEC's choice to release the phone via Verizon does not comes as a surprise, as both companies collaborated in the past.

Aside its sleek 7.7mm body, MEDIAS N-04C comes with a large 4-inch LCD capacitive multi-touch display with 16 million colors support and 480 x 854 resolution.

The phone is powered by Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform and features 1Seg TV Tuner and Felica NFC service.

A 5.1-megapixel photo snapper is also included, along with a microSDHC card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB) and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Although the phone embeds a digital TV tuner, as well as a e-wallet function and an infrared port, which are frequently used in Japan, there's a high chance that these will be skipped from the U.S. version.


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