A couple days ago we saw a sort of sneak peek at a new phone from NEC called MEDIAS E-04C. It’s a 7.7MM-thick Android smartphone and although it appears that it’ll only be showing up in Japan, it’s just too cute not to look at a bit closer. Now we’ve got a slew of additional details including the preorder date, which is March 4, 2011, and further confirmation that this phone is indeed 7.7MM-thin. This phone will officially be released on March 15, 2011, and it’ll be running Android 2.2 Froyo.
This phone’s dimensions are 127 × 62 × 7.7MM and its thickest point is 8.7MM. It weighs in at a completely tiny 105g, which makes us more suspicious of the quality than it does impress, and it’ll be coming in both black and white models after the silver model comes out in March. That means they’re banking on the success of this model, if you know what I mean.
The display rolls in hard at what they say is a 4,854 × 480 dot LCD, and this is covered with the heartiness of Gorilla Glass. Included inside the phone is what they’re saying is infrared communication capability, a rod antenna, and on the back a 5.1-megapixel camera. This camera also has the ability to take 720p video and 1.1 second interval photos… which we’re confused about, since the camera we have on our Inspire 4G here takes photos basically instantaneously, back to back to back with that app by the name of ActionSnap.
Also inside this phone has WMA/MP3 audio playback capability, Wifi connectivity along b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and GPS. The battery inside they say works on standby for 360 hours. Have a peek at some photos. And anyone out there who happens to have access to this phone, feel free to send us one to poke around with!