The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Claims To Be The World’s Slimmest Smartphone

How many times have you heard this claim: world’s slimmest smartphone. I know I’ve heard it many times, and many times it has been debunked. However, we may have a true contender for that crown. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is a mere 6.45mm thick (with a big camera hump, which may very well dethrone it from that title), which is pretty crazy. It doesn’t skimp on specs, either. It has a 4.7″ HD AMOLED display, a 1.2 GHz dual core, and an 8MP camera. It also ships with Jelly Bean. Not bad for a smartphone that’s so thin it looks like it’ll snap in your pocket (and I mean that in the good way).

Then there is the standard One Touch Idol, lacking the Ultra moniker. It’s thicker but lighter, weighing in at 110 grams. This leads Alcatel to claim that it is the lightest smartphones in its category. We can only wonder what category that means, but it’s probably screen size. It has identical specs aside from replacing the 4.7″ HD AMOLED panel with a 4.7″ IPS one. We aren’t sure why they made two nearly identical phones to allegedly break two different world records, but we’ll go with it.

Then there is the One Touch Scribe HD. With a 5″ “HD” display (we don’t know what HD means, 720p or 1080p?), a brand new quad core MediaTek MT6589 (first device it’s been used in), and 4G capabilities (no word on “4G” HSPA+ or LTE), it looks to be a good phone. Hopefully we’ll see more of Alcatel. What do you guys think? Would you grab these phones for the thinness and lightness? Or is there a phone that is “too thin?”

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