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KDDI bows superthin Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F

The battle for thinnest smartphone on the planet gets another combatant with Fujitu's Arrows ES IS12F.

At 8.5mm at its thickest point, the Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F slims down to 6.7mm. The Verge

Japanase wireless provider KDDI announced an ultrathin Android smartphone this week with the waterproof Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F.

Weighing in at only 105 grams (3.7 ounces), the handset is only 6.7mm (0.26 inches) at its thinnest spot and just 8.5mm thick (0.33 inch) at its fattest point. For the sake of comparison, the Droid Razr is 7.1mm in its thinnest spot.

Additional specifications for the smartphone include a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1,400mAh battery. You'll also find both CDMA and GSM radios, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, and 1-Seg digital video. Neither a specific launch date nor price are immediately available.

I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on smartphones and the battle for thinnest device. Considering many touch-only phones are pencil-thick at most, does it matter to you just how thin these get? Am I being presumptuous to think you'd trade battery life for a slightly thicker design?