NEC Medias: The World’s New Thinnest Smartphone – Japan Bound

When it comes to the world of the smartphone, the title of the world’s thinnest seems to be quite prestigious. We originally saw the iPhone 4 at 9.3mm thick introduced as the holder of that title. Things were thought to be changing when LG announced the Optimus Black at CES 2011, this device is only 8.49mm thick.

Onto the NEC has now grasped the title with the NEC Medias which will be headed for Japan first. This device measures at 7.7mm, but despite the lack of space inside because of it being crazily thin, they haven’t held back on adding lots of cool things to it.

The Medias has an 800MHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, a 4” LCD at a resolution of 854×480 and it is running Google Android 2.2. Over at, they have sourced a Japanese website ( and summarized the specs.

There are a couple of other features that this device has that are quite interesting, one of them is the digital TV tuner and the other is e-wallet functionality. There aren’t too many details around about the device other thanthe pictures and the initial specs that we have seen and the fact that it will be hitting Japan first; it looks pretty good doesn’t it?

What do you think of the device from the pictures? Would you pick a smartphone because of how thin it is? Let us know in the comments section below.