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NEC Rolls Out Android Phone That Makes iPhone 4S Look Fat

Japanese electronics company NEC has unveiled a new Android-based smartphone, the MEDIAS ES N005D, that is not only available in three different colours (including pink) but is also one of the thinnest smartphones in the world at only 6.7mm thick - that's just over a quarter of an inch.

According to Japanese website IT Media, the phone is crammed full with eye catching features including a waterproof body, a digital TV tuner, NFC e-wallet capabilities, the ability to interface with a Casio G-Watch and infrared connectivity.

The rest of the hardware is surprisingly good as well; the screen is a 4.3-inch LCD with 1280x720 pixel resolution, the highest pixel density on the market, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz (the MSM8260), 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, a 8.1-megapixel CMOS camera with Sony's Exmor R engine, Wi-Fi, a 1400mAh battery, a microSD card slot, microUSB port and runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

We don't know whether NEC will sell the phone (and the rest of the range) outside Japan. We do however know that its rival, Panasonic, will relaunch its smartphone range in Europe soon.

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