KDDI, a major Japanese carrier has announced that it will be selling what’s now the world’s thinnest handset: Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F, that’s a mere 6.7mm in thickness. January 2012 is when this device will arrive to the local market and odds are very slim that we’ll ever see it on the international market.

There’s another 6.7mm handset out there, the NTT DoCoMo version of this phone, that comes with a single core processing, a 5 megapixel camera with image stabilizing technology and Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the OS. Also on board there’s a 4 inch 480 x 800 AMOLED display and a case that’s water resistant. Other local features include the One-Seg digital TV tuner and IR receiver.

This anorexic phone will be available in red and black on KDDI, while NTT DoCoMo will sell it in black alone. On the international market Motorola Droid RAZR is still the thinnest smartphone, at 7.1mm, but I have a feeling that the game will change once the Samsung Galaxy S III is announced at MWC 2012…

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