We've been talking a lot about the Oppo R5 lately
. At only 0.19 inches (4.85 mm) thin, it stands as the world's current slimmest smartphone, which won't be for long. Anytime we've mentioned the Oppo R5, the Vivo X5 Max piggybacked on its attention
with the rumors of it being a full (!!!) 0.0039in (0.10mm) thinner than Oppo's crazy-thin. It really looks like Gionee unknowingly ignited a competition among Chinese vendors when its Elife S5.5 and S5.1 smartphones won Guinness world records
Now, Vivo published a photo of the Vivo X5's body measured with a gauge that reads anywhere between 0.14in and 0.15in (3.6 and 4mm)! However, we're not sure whether the phone is in final assembly form that includes the back cover, which could potentially add a little bit of thickness to the end device.
However, unlike the Oppo R5, this one is said to proudly flaunt a 3.5mm headphone jack. Don't ask us what kind of black magic is at play here. At this point, we can only gaze in awe and debate whether a smartphone this thin is necessary at all. Then again, there's path to smartphones from the future that are, literally, all screen and nothing else that has to be paved, and we might as well start now.
The Vivo X5 Max, which is also pepped up with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP main camera, and a 5MP front cam, will be officially launched on December 10. Color us curious!
Vivo X5 Max
) via GSMDome