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Umeox X5 could be the world's thinnest smartphone

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Umeox X5 could be the world's thinnest smartphone
Umeox is not exactly the most famous smartphone manufacturer in the world, but the company is working on a new Android model that could help it leave its mark on the industry. The Umeox X5 could end up as the world's thinnest smartphone that would even be thinner than the Huawei P6. Expected to be introduced on June 18th, the Huawei model is 6.18mm thin. See the connection? A 6.18mm thin phone getting unveiled on 6-18. But we digress.

The Umeox X5 is even thinner, weighing in at 5.6mm. The pictures below allegedly came from a source inside Umeox who sent pictures of the X5 prototype. The company currently produces the Thomson Mobile brand of Android models in Europe, but if the Umeox X5 does launch with the expected dimensions of 118 x 60 x 5.6mm, you just might hear the Umeox name more often. Besides the dimensions, we hear that the phone will hit the market in July with Android 4.2.2 installed.


source: gizChina via Engadget

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posted on 27 May 2013, 22:45 5

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Too thin! Oh my god!

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:16 3

9. Birds (Posts: 957; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I don't care what anyone says. I wan't a phone with a tapering back side and at it's widest be around 0.43 inches thick. The reason why I want the extra thickness is so they can put a damn camera sensor on it greater than 1/3 inches in size. I mean the samsung galaxy S iV has a camera sensor that is 1/3.6 inches and size which was smaller than the SIII @ 1/3.2 inches.

In the HTC one, the camera would have worked much better if the sensor was slightly larger than 1/3 inches. If it would have been 1/2 inches with a slightly higher resolution capability there is no doubt in my mind that this cellphone would have a monstrosity of a camera (IMHO it is already a beast of a camera).

That phone above is just too damn skinny. It is like point 0.22 inches which is less than a fourth of an inch. Atleast HTC has gotten it right with making a phone thick where in needs to be and thin were it needs it.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:32 2

12. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree with you, I want a phone like you mentioned, I don't care how big is the hump or pimple on the camera like many people called it, if it's a sensor, I don't care, like on the Lumia 925.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iCu9JrWhww

Don't know why these chinese manufacturers love to make damn skinny phones, don't you think damn skinny phones like the phone above looks fragile?

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:20

18. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Bigger and better camera sensor and Bigger Battery!
the phone companies have failed to introduce any new type of battery that drastically improves life so we need bigger batteries for atleast a day use.

posted on 28 May 2013, 03:30 2

20. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


imagine if they made it 8mm. JUST 8mm. How much extra battery they could have stuffed in.

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:56

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Exactly what they have essentially made is an iPod touch with calls and android on it....great(sarcasm)!

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:40

24. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


You are mostly first to comment on every post.

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:48 1

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


These phones are getting too thin. They are already so thin most put a case on to give it some heft when holding it. This is getting ridiculous.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:04 1

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 700; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


it tech era ... u can see ppl in movies just holdin screens.. like one in iron man... one day it ll happen in real time... wait.... lol

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:09 3

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


stop the race.8mm is thin enough

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:26 1

11. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 205; Member since: 14 May 2013)


It does have some advantages. When you put a thick case for protection, it would just feel like a regular phone.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:51 3

14. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It also has the disadvantage of crappy smaller batteries.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:10

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I don't mind thin phones, as long as it has decent specs, good camera and big battery... till then, these thin china phones are useless.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:10

6. draconic1991 (Posts: 117; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


one day there will actually be a moto "razr"...lol

posted on 28 May 2013, 00:05

16. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


loooool

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:11 1

7. draconic1991 (Posts: 117; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


more uses for phones in the future..."now u can even use them in kitchen as knives..." and "precision cutting...in your pocket.."

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:15

8. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Although it has bad bezels and the fact that I wouldnt buy it, its still cool knowing something like that is out there! :D

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:19 1

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6107; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Ok who the heck is Umeox? And I still prefer the Xperia z

posted on 28 May 2013, 02:20

19. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


no one cares, lets just suppose its a prototype for bigger OEMs

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:44 2

13. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


These hidden chinese manufacturers make really good devices for the money. I recently picked up a Zopo Zp980 for $350, very good build quality (Hey HTC its got a metal back with a removable battery, its thinner then the HTC one and it also has a Micro sd so **** off) and it works perfectly. Was a good replacement for my Nexus 4. My only complaint is the cpu which is a little underpowered. Hopefully the Chinese manfuactoers switch to intel when it becomes more popular then these devices would be perfect.

posted on 27 May 2013, 23:53 2

15. Lyngdoh (Posts: 221; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


There's no point of battling for the slimmest phone. There wont be any Noble Price Awards for that and I'm still gonna use a razor to shave my beard.

posted on 28 May 2013, 01:19 1

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2089; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


This is even thinner than the iPod Touch 5th gen! Craziness!

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:46

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


where's ERGONOMY???????????????????

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:57

23. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Thinnest isn't all. I've a phone with a thickness of 9.5 mm...and tbh, that's the bare minimum I prefered :L too think, I'll think it'll break off like a chocolate bar no matter what material it's made of. #Sense-of-security

posted on 28 May 2013, 21:01

25. Andrewtst (Posts: 285; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Next time do 1mm phone. :P

Too thin does not mean good.

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