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The world's thinnest phone, Gionee Elife S5.5, hits the shelves March 18 for $374

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The world's thinnest phone, Gionee Elife S5.5, hits the shelves March 18 for $374
If you have been jonesing to get your hands on the world's thinnest handset, March 18th is your lucky day, as Gionee just announced that the Elife S5.5 will be released on that date. As the name suggests, the phone is just 5.5 mm thick, beating everything else currently on the market, but the svelte design is not its only selling point.
 
We will be getting a 5" 1080x1920 pixels Super AMOLED display, 1.7 GHz octacore MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP frontal one, as well as a 2300 mAh battery. The battery capacity seems decent for such an anorexic phone, and Gionee claims that the Elife S5.5 will be able to get you through the working day on its juice alone. Unfortunately, Gionee didn't find the space for a microSD slot, so the fashion model will stay with the 16 GB of internal memory it houses.

The Elife S5.5 will launch in China next Tuesday, though Gionee promised it will roll out gradually to more than 40 countries as well, while there will be an LTE version, arriving in June. For now, you can get the 3G version of the handset, which will run you $374 - small potatoes to pay, if you want to brag with the possession of the "world's thinnest phone". We spent a brief hands-on time with the handset during the MWC expo last month, and found it to be truly an engineering marvel, though somewhat uncomfortable to handle, precisely on account of the trimmed waistline.

source: GizChina via UnwiredView

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posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:14 2

1. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1089; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i blame apple for the "S" in phone names

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 12:28

4. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Blame the followers..

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 11:33

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If this was introduced at MWC, why is this article being published now?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 12:22

3. Neo_Huang (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


This article is about the launch date, which was just announced.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 13:44

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7328; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The video should have surfaced the day it was filmed and have an article post about the release date with a hyperlink to the video like they normally do.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 15:18

6. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Oi mate, you eating the haggis?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 19:43

7. techperson211 (Posts: 424; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


No sd? And just 16gb? Hmmm...

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 21:24

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 712; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I wonder if it's running the new 1080p AMOLED or the one from last year. Probably the latter

posted on 28 May 2014, 23:40

9. IndianTiger (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This is really an extraordinary device available in the current market. I've been using it for a month now and I'm totally happy about it's performance. Especially the clarity is ultimate in this range of phones. You wouldn't get this much clarity on samsung/sony/nokia for this price.

posted on 28 May 2014, 23:44

10. IndianTiger (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This is really height of innovation from Chinese giant. This surely will make already established brands in India shaken.

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