At 5mm, the thinnest smartphone ever is on the way

At 5mm, the thinnest smartphone ever is on the way
The Gionee GN9005 could end up being the thinnest smartphone to date. At 5mm thin (.2 inches), turn the device sideways and it disappears. Alright, not really, but it is an extremely thin profile and a nice bit of engineering. To put this in perspective, the Apple iPhone 5s, hardly a fatty, is 7.6mm thin. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is 8.1mm thick.

The Gionee GN9005 features a 4.8 inch AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU is under the hood with 1GB of RAM inside. There is 16GB of native storage on board. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively, and a 2050mAh battery powers up the device. Android 4.3 is pre-installed, out of the box.

The phone has been certified by China's version of the FCC, TENNA, and appears headed for China Mobile. That explains the TD-LTE connectivity on the handset. No word yet on pricing, but with the TENNA certification behind it, the phone could be released sooner rather than later.

source: TENNA (translated), EngadgetChinese (translated) via Engadget


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