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ZTE Athena appears in spy shots, squeezes ICS in 6.2mm package

ZTE Athena appears in spy shots, squeezes ICS in 6.2mm package - read the full textSome posts on social network Weibo point to an ultra-thin Android phone from ZTE in the works, codenamed Athena. The device readily beats the Motorola DROID RAZR (7.1mm) and the Huawei Ascend P1 S (6.7mm), having a profile of just 6.2mm. You'll also notice the Kevlar back of the Athena that is...

 

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Sony need to start uping there specs in all departments there losing ground. There a 3 leged donky in a horse race!

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  • 2012-05-31 12:58
  • 9B}k

Until batteries start lasting two days of heavy usage, I will not replace my smartphone. I don't like having to constantly check that my phone is fully charged before I go out or planning ahead, even when I have hardly used it.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:49
  • p7Kc

Is there an iPhone 5 I see?

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  • 2012-05-31 12:30
  • 0uV6

...also, I have no illusions about this being done for the user's benefit; they have a word for this, and it's "publicity stunt". "Longest battery life" (also being hard to define exactly) is not going to get you on the first page; "Thinnest phone" will.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:27
  • Mvvy

I'd prefer battery life any day over thinness.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:24
  • Mvvy

I'll take larger battery over slimmer phone any day, as long as its 11mm thick max. Max comfortable thickness also depends on phone's width and height, but generally (for me) its still comfortable at 60mm width and 11mm thickness.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:23
  • 3V4N

The thickness is of no matters.. If you don't have a decent battery life and a decent camera, then we all forgot the purpose of the phone: to make calls ( if no battery -> no calls). And regardind the camera, it will be useless if only a tiny sensor is added in there, not everyone is a stupid 13 year old that takes photos for facebook.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:23
  • ajPN

Phones need a good combination of battery life AND slim design - especially when going larger than 4.5inch screen.
Though if your going larger screen then make the battery longer & thinner so still retain a higher (good) capacity.

Under 8mm is good. Under 7mm is great. 6.2mm is amazing

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  • 2012-05-31 12:20
  • P%ns

Battery has priority in my mind. Function over form. The longer you can use something, the happier you feel about it.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:18
  • 3Jg6

Looks promising! :)

If ZTE can do this, so can everyone else.

Will most likely be going a Krait powered One XL, but looking forward to the Q3/Q4 releases this year where the A15 chips will start making it out

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  • 2012-05-31 12:17
  • Fvks

Sony still on duel cores hay! They need get up to speed to compete!

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  • 2012-05-31 12:13
  • 9Cqv

This looks like a good phonings! Hope the textings is easy to do... Mere desh!

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  • 2012-05-31 12:06
  • AL$9

Mine would be on battery.... Since android uses battery the most...

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  • 2012-05-31 12:06
  • K5tG

Wow!
6.2mm!

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  • 2012-05-31 12:04
  • ibh2

if phones get any thinner, snapping them in half will become a real concern.

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  • 2012-05-31 12:04
  • IWc%

juicier battery for sure
nice specs if real

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  • 2012-05-31 12:04
  • Jx8x

Wow

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  • 2012-05-31 12:03
  • 04Pq

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