British company Kazam announces world's thinnest smartphone

British company Kazam has announced the world’s thinnest smartphone, which measures just 5.15mm thick - much less than the 6.9mm iPhone 6.

Featuring a 4.8-inch screen (slightly larger than the newest iPhone) the Tornado 348 will go on sale in the UK from mid-November and will have a SIM-free price of £249. The phone runs Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and has a pair of cameras - eight megapixels on the back and an impressive five on the front.

The Tornado 348, which has an HD screen and is powered by an octa-core processor, is also one of the lightest phones ever produced, tipping the scales at just 95.5g, considerably lighter than the 129g iPhone 6 and the 115g Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Despite being headquartered in London’s wealthy Mayfair district, Kazam has a 50-strong team of research and development staff in China, where the phones are designed and built.

Michael Coombes, CEO at KAZAM Mobile Limited, said: “We are delighted to be unveiling World’s slimmest smartphone. KAZAM remains focused on innovating in areas often overlooked, the KAZAM Tornado 348 combines superior design with heavy hitting features, all backed up by the KAZAM proposition, adding real value for consumers.”

Jeffrey Ju, SVP and General Manager of Wireless Communication at MediaTek, said "KAZAM is a prime example of the changing face of mobile technology – hitting the market with the slimmest mobile phone packed with our advanced, high performance MT6592 True Octa-core SoC. This partnership stands as testament to the way we work to drive affordable technology into the hands of everyone." 

KAZAM Tornado 348 will be available in Black and White variants across Europe from mid-November.

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