Exactly how thin are mobile phones going to go? It’s like watching all those Hollywood starlets waste away – at some point, the public will put their foot down and say ‘ENOUGH!’. But not yet. Witness Samsung’s new Ultra Edition 6.9, which is a 6.9mm-thick candybar handset.
It’s a 2.5G phone with a two-megapixel camera, 1.9-inch screen, Bluetooth, 80MB of internal memory and music/video playing capabilities. It’s teeny-tiny! Although heaven help you if you stick it in your back pocket then forget to take it out before sitting down. The 6.9 is joined by two other new Ultra Edition handsets: the 9.9 and 12.9.
The UE 9.9 is a clamshell phone, which has near enough the same features as the 6.9, except with a MicroSD memory card slot, and a flash for the camera. It also boasts a TV-out port, making it ideal for showing your home-shot clips on bigger screens. And yes, it is 9.9mm thick.
Finally, the UE 12.9 (you can figure its thickness out for yourself, surely) is quad-band (the other two are tri-band), and has a three-megapixel camera, a 2.1-inch screen, Bluetooth including A2DP stereo audio support, and touts itself as the world’s slimmest slider phone with a three-megapixel cam. Which frankly is a bit cheeky as claims go.
All three handsets should be out later this year, and eagle-eyed readers may have spotted that they’re renamed versions of the X820, D830 and D900 Samsung phones.