Japanese largest telecom operator, NTT Docomo has announced on Wednesday that it will release an ultra-light phone in November this year. According to the company, the smartphone will be the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphone. Details shows, the device will Android-based OS developed by Kyocera.
The smartphone will sports a 2.8-inch screen and no camera and headphone jacks and will weighs only 47 grams with a thickness of about 5.3mm. The phone will come with a built-in Internet browser, call, SMS, calendar, clock, counting machine, and notepad function.
According to the company, the size of the device is aimed at users who only need to make phone calls, read text messages, and only occasionally browse the Internet. Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, president of NTT Docomo, at the company’s ‘winter and spring’ product launch conference made the revelation.
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One download side of the device is that users of the smartphone cannot be able to download or install apps on the device. The display effect of the phone is similar to the Amazon Kindle, the phone uses an electronic paper technology. The phone is expected to cost 32,000 yen which is about $285.