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Gionee aims at the 'world's slimmest phone' crown once again

0. phoneArena 25 Aug 2014, 02:47 posted on

Gionee, the creator of the awesome Elife S5.5 -- the world's current record-holder for the slimmest smartphone at 5.5 mm -- is now teasing a successor to its anorexic device...

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:50

1. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


None of the cheap Chinese "record holders" would pass the US carriers' BASIC verification process.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:57 3

4. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


they can if they want to, thats not a difficult thing to do... be logical... In my view they dont bother about US bcoz they know if they do then they have to pass through dirty drama of patent patent... God, how nice this world might be without patents... patents are old remainents of slavery/colonialism

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 03:34 3

5. SemiFinal (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Patents are necessary to promote innovation. New ways to do things and also to come up with nifty ideas quicker. Yes sometimes it's a hindrance but for the most part they do help out.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:20 1

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


well, I have different views... in my view, patents are for a hold up of the technology and creating monopoly over the technology.. if its really for innovation then 5 years are enough for any patent, why they have increased upto 20 years? bcoz they want monoply of big giants and hold up on technology and to make sure if someone make money, they'll get their share out of it

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:19

6. Venkatramanan (Posts: 246; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


if you innovate something or if you do a critical work and some somebody copies that work and projects that the work or innovation is done by him and gets credits, how do you feel? Think.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:25

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


for this reason 5yrs are enough for any patent... now I give an example, what if you do criticle and hard work by investing your precious time and when you complete your work suddenly you come to know someone already has patents for this type of work... your efforts are ruined... there are millions of patents and you cant go through all patents before starting your efforts

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:38

9. Venkatramanan (Posts: 246; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


I agree that it is difficult to verify millions of patents. But atleast we need to verify the relative patents and should do some groundwork on the patents related to the work. If you do research in the Battery, you should verify all the patents related to battery. No need to verify other patents. But this Chinese OEMs copies everything though they know that they copy. That should not be supported.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:36

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


yes it should not be supported but still I will support bcoz the reason is I am going to get great specs in low price as compared to well know brands... and I care about the money which will be going out of my pocket

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:59

13. Venkatramanan (Posts: 246; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


I agree with u from customer point of view. But from the manufacturer point of view, if all the innovations are copied by others then, they wont spend much for new innovations. Then, over a period of the time all the innovations will be stopped and again it will be the lose for customers.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:05 1

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


BTW most of the phones are made in China. So smaller chinese OEMs can easily pass it. Go get a life techie.....

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:51 5

2. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Will it cut my fingers if I hold onto it?

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 11:12

14. RandomUsername (Posts: 552; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


You could use it as a shuriken ;)

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 02:53 1

3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


wow... thats not bad... why in recent years it always seem like only chinese or japanese are coming up with innovative ideas? even chinese are the one coming with copies, so chinese are putting much efforts in copying and also innovation

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:06 1

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Coz, Apple forgot to innovate. ;)
That's why JakeLee is so jealous.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:08

15. JC557 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Well it is using AMOLED so the display would be quite thin as it is. It's also using a Mediatek processor that sounds like a mid-range part so heat shouldn't be a problem. Not sure what kind of camera sensor it's using or the type of lens but you can only do so much with 5mm. It'll also make for some weird gripping when in use. Since it's a 5in display the battery should be a little larger but the compromise again... It's also apparently not running several frequency types and bands as other phones are.

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