Samsung skinnies drop in

The huge Korean tech arm-wrestle that LG and Samsung’s phone departments are currently embroiled in is yielding some of the best-looking phones we’ve

The huge Korean tech arm-wrestle that LG and Samsung’s phone departments are currently embroiled in is yielding some of the best-looking phones we’ve ever seen.

LG’s entirely sugar-free KG800 Chocolate gained some significant ground for the company, but now Samsung’s sinewy limb is back in the game thanks to this fine pair.

At 9.9mm thick, the D830 is the thinnest-ever clamshell phone, laughing in the face of such overfed wannabes as Motorola’s RAZR V3i.

It’s a bit of a stunner in the spec department, too, enjoying a 2MP camera, 262k colour QVGA display, EDGE-enabled tri-band radio, MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA player, 80MB memory and microSD card slot. All that, and it has a TV-out, like the D600. Comprehensively trumped, eh Motorola?

And on to the world’s thinnest slider: the D900. It’s just 13mm thick and is similarly well turned out, but also has a quad-band radio, a Nokia and Sony-Ericsson-baiting 3.13MP camera, and Bluetooth with the A2DP music profile for wireless headphones. This marks it out as one of the most powerful phones on the market, despite its skinnyness. Very well done, Samsung.

Both of the phones are coming to the UK soon, though exact dates and pricing are still to be confirmed.