This card-sized smartphone may be world's thinnest and lightest ever made

Baku, October 19, AZERTAC

While Apple, Google and other 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.

NTT Docomo is scheduled to release a phone in November that they claim is the world's thinnest and lightest smartphone ever made, and is designed as a "lite" version with only basic smartphone capabilities.

But this isn't even first phone produced this year that prides itself on being so tiny. Here's how NTT Docomo's Card Keitai KY-01L stacks up against other smartphones that aim to be more ultra-mobile and simplistic than ever.

The Card Keitai KY-01L 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.

Which phone is thinnest and lightest? It's close, but the winner is NTT Docomo's KY-01L.

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 KY-01L is the thinnest and lightest of the bunch (and maybe in the world as NTT Docomo says, but that's a lofty claim).

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