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Samsung X820: World's thinnest phone

Bye-bye Razr, Samsung has announced what it claims to be the world's thinnest phone, the X820, complete with a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and an MP3 player.

Samsung X820

Samsung has announced the first of its upcoming line of ultra-thin phones, a tri-band GSM handset with a profile that's only 6.9mm thick. With a case made out of some kind of "fibreglass-infused plastic", the X820 also weighs in at a mere 66g.

Although über-thin, the X820 comes with a fully-fledged feature set, including a 2-megapixel camera, music player (MP3 / AAC / WMA) and video recording (MPEG4 / H.263).

Samsung tells us the phone sports a 1.9-inch (4.8cm), 262K colour display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. There's also a document viewer which, if it's the same as found on the D600, supports Microsoft Office documents, JPEG images, text, HTML and PDF files. Like the D600, the X820 has a TV-output port, which we hope Samsung has improved upon in this model -- the low resolution output of the earlier model was awful when viewed on a TV screen or projector.

Although we couldn't pin Samsung down on an exact release date, the X820 is likely to be released in Australia between July and September. It will first be released in Russia this month, with Europe to follow soon after.