Who cares about thin smartphones? Well, shoppers, for one, and while we may not go out with the express intent of buying a super-slim handset, phone dimensions can have an important if subtle effect on how we think about a platform’s lineup. After all, if you go into a store and see a couple super-slim iPhones next to a lineup of Windows models that are simply chunkier across the board, it’s easy to come away with the impression that the Apple phones represent more refined, higher precision designs. Still, there’s been hope for Microsoft’s platform, with the new Lumia models pushing down close to the 8mm mark, and third-party Windows handsets coming in slimmer still. Today we hear about the thinnest yet, as Japan gets ready to welcome the Yamada Denki EveryPhone.
EveryPhone may be an odd name, but the hardware here is pretty standard mid-range fare, including a 5.5-inch 720p panel, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 13MP/5MP camera combo, and 32GB storage. The handset arrives running the new Windows 10 Mobile and retail sales get underway this weekend, where the phone will be priced the equivalent of about $320.
What about thinness? The Yamada Denki EveryPhone measures just 6.9mm thick, putting it right on par with last year’s super-thin iPhone 6.
And despite that narrow build, Yamada Denki still manages to give the handset a respectable 2600mAh battery. Could that be larger if the phone itself were bigger? Sure, but what fun would that be – Windows 10 Mobile can use all the bragging rights it can get.