Samsung electronics today launched what it claims is the thinnest mobile phone in the world. The tiny silver SPN-N2000 is less than 1cm thick.

Despite its diminutive proportions, the phone incorporates a fair size screen, capable of displaying up to eight lines of text and the latest internet microbrowser.

The flip-type (or clamshell) handset is only available in Korea for now, but is expected to hit the UK later this year. A price has not yet been confirmed.