World’s smallest phone launched in Japan
It may look like a toy, but Japanese phone firm Willcom has unveiled the world’s smallest mobile phone.
Measuring just 32 × 70 × 10.7 mm and weighing 32 grams, the ‘WX06A’ boasts a one inch colour OLED display more usually found in watches, and a fold out antenna.
Currently it is only available in Japan, and is a quarter of the weight of the iPhone.
However, because of its diminutive size, the handset does not have a camera – although it can be used to send emails.
Mr. Tako Hiyama, president of Eibitto, which manufacturers the phone, said a mobile antenna was included to improve the phone’s reception.
It will go on sale in Japan in December, although pricing has not yet been revealed.
Battery life of the handset has also been hit by its size – it boasts 2 hours of talktime and 300 hours of standby time.
The handset also only works on the Japanese PHS phone system at the moment, so would not work anywhere else in the world.