The world’s thinnest phone?

December 17, 2014

Fly and Eurostar claims ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ title with the Fly Blade.

UK brand Fly has launched the Fly Blade – dubbed the world’s slimmest smartphone through its distributor, Eurostar Group. At 5.1 mm thin, the Fly Blade has the same thickness as a pencil.

The title may seem to conflict with Oppo’s recently released R5 smartphone, which comes in at 4.85 mm (the Fly Blade comes in at 5.1 mm) – so technically Oppo’s smartphone is thinner. Problem is with the Oppo R5, they have to omit the headphone jack to accommodate the thin profile while with the Fly Blade, it has a full 3.5 mm headphone jack. So we’ll leave you to decide which one has the right to claim the title.

At a mere 95.5 grams, the Fly Blade is unbelievably thin and light. It comes with an AMOLED 4.8-inch display – same as the one found on Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones, giving you better saturation and depth. Pixel resolution is only at 1280 x 720 pixels, but when you see the screen, you’d hardly notice it. Both sides are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which will give the best possible protection against hard touches and scratches.

The Fly Blade will also be powered by an octa-core processor running at 1.7 GHz, along with 16 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM. An 8 megapixel camera is present at the back and a 5 megapixel camera is present at the front.

The best thing about it? It’ll only cost you 999 AED. A pretty competitive price for a midrange and very slim smartphone. The Fly Blade will be available in black and white and will be out in stores across the region soon.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.