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Samsung unveils world's slimmest mobile handset

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said today it had developed the world's slimmest mobile phone.

india Updated: May 08, 2006 14:37 IST

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Monday that it had developed the world's slimmest mobile phone.

The SGH-X820 model measures 6.9 millimetres thick and carries a built-in two-megapixel camera while functioning as an MP3 player as well, Samsung Electronics said in a statement.

"The Samsung 'ultra-slim phone' has set a record in the mobile handset history by breaking the wall of seven-millimetre thickness for the first time in the world," the company said in a statement.

The bar-type model will be showcased at an information and technology communications fair this week in Russia, called Sviaz Expocomm 2006, it said.

The new mobile handsets are scheduled to hit the shelves in Europe this month and in China in June, but pricing details have yet to be disclosed, according to Samsung officials.

Samsung has been slimming down its handsets after its US rival Motorola's success in marketing its popular Razr models.