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World's thinnest (0.15in) smartphone Vivo X5 Max announced, goes on sale December 22

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World's thinnest (0.15in) smartphone Vivo X5 Max announced, goes on sale December 22
Chinese manufacturer Vivo officially announced the Vivo X5 Max, an uber-thin smartphone that measures just 0.15in (3.98mm) at its thinnest point and 0.18in (4.75mm) at its chubbiest. With no doubt, this is the world's thinnest smartphone in official existence, besting those Guiness-certified Gionee Elife phones and the newcomer Oppo R5, which happens to be a "whopping" 0.00394in (0.10mm) thicker.

Vivo literally cut many corners to accomplish its ambitions. It designed a motherboard that's only 0.067in (1.7mm) thick, used an exceptionally thin screen assembly that measures just 0.05in (1.36mm), and stuck "the world's thinnest speaker box" at 0.09in (2.45mm) inside. This is made even more impressive by the fact that the Vivo X5 Max somehow retains a dual-SIM slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack at such constraints.

If you've been in the loop, you probably know what the X5 Max has to offer in terms of specs. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Super-AMOLED screen and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa-core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam take care of photos, while an Yamaha YSS-205X chip handles sound. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat topped off with Funtouch OS 2.0.

The max-thin apparatus will go on sale on December 22, priced at $486 (2998 RMB) in China.


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posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:03 1

1. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That puny 2000mAh Battery won't even last half a day.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:18 15

2. Planterz (Posts: 2019; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


But you can chop vegetables with it after the battery dies.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:58

8. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Everytime I see VIVO artcile I never want to click, I think it's stupid to pursue thinness just to be the thinest.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 13:30

12. Ethos (unregistered)


bullcrap i have 1700 in alpha and after day i have 50%

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:23

3. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


look at that control center !!!!!!!! iOS 8 copycat wow !

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:32

4. ncallan (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Arguably totally pointless but that's some feat of engineering. I'd love to pick this up cheap as a second phone just for the novelty value.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:49

5. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Will it last even 2 days??? I doubt. And isn't Super Amoled proprietary term of Samsung?
this phone might serve as an inspiration for iC7, iC7+ as iCs have always copied the Chinese companies.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:52

6. Gadgety (Posts: 169; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I remember the 0.98 mm wrist watch. Soon we won't be able to board planes with our phones because they will be considered sharp weapons.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:55

7. Zero97 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 May 2014)


imagining htc one with that thinness. :-)

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 13:35

13. Ethos (unregistered)


keep dreaming

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 04:58

9. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Any company can easily beat this phone with 500 mAH battery.

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 05:17

10. mercorp (Posts: 1022; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Expandable storage? Am I living In a a dream?

posted on 10 Dec 2014, 07:45

11. rocksy (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Vivo X5 Max the world's thinnest smartphone will launched in india 15 Dec
http://bit.do/VmVA

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 14:47

14. dfleck (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2014)


I would buy one if it had stock android or touchwiz, if it had a better battery life like 2800mAH or better, and if I could buy one in black.

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