The World's Slimmest Smartphone is Great British as Kazam Unveils 5.15mm Tornado 348

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There's a fair few ultra-svelte smartphones on the market, but none is as slim as the new Tornado 348 from British smartphone manufacturer Kazam.

The aluminium handset measures just 5.15mm in girth, which makes the 6.9mm iPhone 6, 7.3mm Xperia Z3 and 8.1mm Galaxy S5 look positively portly by comparison.

But the Tornado 348 isn't a one-trick pony - its other specs are also fairly impressive (on paper at least), given its affordable £250 price tag.

For starters, the Torando 348 packs a an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at up to 1.7GHz, although that's paired with just 1 GB of RAM.

The device's 4.8-inch AMOLED screen has a 1,280 x 780 pixel resolution - not best-in-class by far, but very acceptable given the pricing. Better still, Kazam has committed to replacing any damaged screens for free in the first 12 months of use.

Elsewhere, there's 16 GB of on-board storage complemented by a microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front shooter, and a 2,050mAh battery - although it promises a disappointing six hours of talk time.

The device will ship with a nearly stock version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat from mid-November, and come in black and white flavours.

We'll keep you apprised of further details including all the best deals and tariffs as they become available.

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