Samsung's Ultra Edition – the world's slimmest mobile phones

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Samsung are keeping ahead of the crowd when it comes to slim mobile phones with the launch of the Ultra Edition series over at CommunicAsia 2006, including one handset it claims is the thinnest phone ever made.

The Ultra Edition 6.9 (AKA X820) is 6.9mm thin and is claimed to be the world’s slimmest phone. But that’s not all –  the Ultra Edition 12.9 (D900) is touted as the world’s slimmest slider phone, with a depth of just 12.9mm. while the Ultra Edition 9.9 (D830), at 9.9mm, is the world’s thinnest clamshell. All three are tri-band models with EDGE compatibility, with between 60-80MB of flash memory onboard and with the exception the X820, can have storage boosted further via microSD cards. All are also Bluetooth-enabled and play MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC +(e) and WMA music formats.

The X820 has a 2MP camera and 1.9-inch screen, the D830 has a 2MP camera and 2.3-inch screen and the D900 has a 3.13MP camera along with a 2.1-inch screen. All the phones come with viewers for Office documents, JPGs and PDFs, while the hardware has been designed using Samsung’s Smart Surface Mounting Technology (SSMT), which cuts down on the number of components inside.

No news on a UK launch, but expect plenty of excitement when they do.

Samsung website

Via Digital World Tokyo

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Dave Walker
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