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Gionee Elife S5.1 recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's thinnest smartphone

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Gionee Elife S5.1 recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's thinnest smartphone
Released in China earlier this month, the Gionee Elife S5.1 was presented by its maker as the world’s slimmest smartphone - being only 5.1mm (0.2 inches) thin. Now, according to Gionee, the handset is being recognized by the Guinness World Records as the thinnest smartphone ever made. We assume it’s going to take a while before a thinner handset shows up.

Ultra thinness aside, the Gionee Elife S5.1 appears to be a decent mid-range smartphone. Its features include a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 MP wide-angle front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory (non-expandable), and a 2100 mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.3 with Gionee’s Amigo 2.0 UI, and is currently available to buy only in China. It costs around $325, and is offered in black, white, pink, and mint green.

As you may know, the Elife S5.1 isn’t Gionee’s first ultra-thin smartphone. The company also has the Elife S5.5, which is 5.5mm thin, and can be purchased in lots of markets across Asia.


source: Gionee (in Chinese) via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:29

1. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Hmm I wonder what the battery life will be like. The Elife S5.5 already got horribly crappy battery life according to many reviews. If it wasn't for such bad battery life, I might have bought one (S5.5 aka Blu Vivo IV). I actually love its design (but not this S5.1 though).

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:35

15. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


After Blu released the 4.4 update for the Vivo IV, the battery life isn't too bad. If you do not need LTE, I'd check it out. Nice phone.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:30

2. Dude2014 (Posts: 443; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


5.1mm? I'm afraid it would be broken while holding it. LOL

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 01:11 2

8. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Even if it doesnt break while holding it will surely do when u keep it in ur jeans back pocket and accidentally sit down :P

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:32

18. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Just like an iPhone 6+, right?

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:30

3. Superman (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


That's actually not bad.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:37 2

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


looks better than anything that looks like it..

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:39

5. ishan.heru (Posts: 69; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


M afraid that slim phones will someday cut my hand !!

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:49 3

6. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Impressive. Then I would be able to cut fruit without the need for a knife.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 00:25 2

7. natjsbelza (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 May 2014)


And there's an app for that.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:28 2

11. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Fruit ninja.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 01:11

9. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Great idea for criminals!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 03:16

10. srvricky (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


They should rather work on a smoother UI & better hardware.. a bigger battery & clot-free hardware like MI will give them better sales than getting their name in Guinness book.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:05 1

12. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


its thinner than an iphone 6 and has a bigger battery. whats your excuse apple?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:32

13. awani1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Lol!.the world will see u walking on water and say its bcuz u can't swim!..this is totally amazing.I don't no where all the too thin troll is coming from

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 07:32

14. awani1 (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Lol!.the world will see u walking on water and say its bcuz u can't swim!..this is totally amazing.I don't no where all the too thin troll is coming from

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:43

16. steodoreben (Posts: 277; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Super AMOLED? It's Samsung's brand. why not name it OLED instead.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:00

17. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Because samsung makes Amoled screen and can sell it to any
manufacturer that wants to use the technology.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 23:52

19. steodoreben (Posts: 277; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Congratulations Gionee for making a new record! GOD SPEED.

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