Mobile devices

World’s thinnest mobile phone to be released by NTT Docomo

NTT Docomo, the Japanese mobile phone carrier, said on Wednesday that it will release the world’s thinnest and lightest mobile phone, the KY-01L,. The device is set to be released in late November.

The mobile phone manufactured by Japan’s Kyocera Corp. is about 5.3 millimeters thick and weighs just 47 grams. Measuring 9.1 by 5.5 centimeters, it is about the size of a credit card.

The mobile phone is touchscreen but will only have basic functions such as text messaging and web browsing. The company has stated that the device is targeted at people who want to have two mobile phones, for purposes such as separating work and personal phones. The device is said to serve as a companion phone to a more substantial device.

The device will be priced at 32,000 yen or $280.