World’s Thinnest Ever Made Card-Sized Smartphone

While major handset makers are packing smartphones with ever more bells and whistles, a Japanese company is releasing a phone that latches onto another trend: the rise of the smaller, simpler smartphone.

Docomo is scheduled to release a phone in November that they claim is the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphone ever made.

Docomo says its phone is the “world’s thinnest” smartphone, and is the size of a credit card. It is about the size of a credit card, give or take a few millimeters on the length and width. At 0.2 inches, the phone is incredibly skinny and really not that much thicker than a normal credit card.

When a phone is so small in size, some sacrifices have to be made. This is definitely a “lite” smartphone. The phone has connectivity 4G for phone calls and web browsing. However, the phone does not have a camera or any store to download apps from.

These smartphones are all noticeably smaller than the iPhones and Androids that most people have. The difference is size among these three phones isn’t that dramatic but, technically speaking, the Docomo is the thinnest and lightest.