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.

The 5mm thin Gionee GN9005 receives TENNA certification
The 5mm thin Gionee GN9005 receives TENNA certification
The 5mm thin Gionee GN9005 receives TENNA certification

The 5mm thin Gionee GN9005 receives TENNA certification


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

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38 Comments

1. Not_Amused321

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Snap!

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Crackel Pop

33. steedsofwar unregistered

Pretty decent looking device. I love their gionee 5, the metal slim phone. Really impressed with gionee. Shame the software is not as optimised as Google's is on a nexus.

36. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

iPhone - Sony spin off.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

With a 10 hour talk time.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that's what I called a phone :)

26. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

how you get it snap i wonder? even at 5mm thicknes. phone are strong enough for normal use not different with 7 inch tablet at 7mm thicknes.

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I can dip it in my cup of milk and have it for breakfast. Anyone still remember Motorola's commercial for their RAZR smartphones?

5. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Never did.

7. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Send me a link to it.

11. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/36294903/disp/d3d3922262069cd517075e98f9b4683c.jpg Here you go mate. Can't find their advertisement for their flip phones though

27. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

silly.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Too thin...

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Great if your wearing Prada Girgio Armani D&G Suits

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Are you one of those materialistic Russians?

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iTalian The avatar represents Prada

30. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

CANALI is the best...Hugo Boss is pretty good stuff as well.

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Girgio Armani Gucc| CK Ralph Lauren Christian Dior Paul Smith Lacoste Versace Moschino Patrick Cox Barbour Evisu C17 Chipie Louisvuitton I love designer brand clothed

4. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Gionee Elife S5.5: 5.5mm thick Gionee GN9005: 5mm thick Gionee Elife S4.5: 4.5mm thick Gionee GN9004: 4mm thick Gionee Elife S3.0: 3mm thick Gionee GN9002: 2mm thick Gionee Elife S1.5: 1.5mm thick Gionee GN9000: Not thick at all

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Gn9005 has better specs than this midranger

17. Busyboy unregistered

This is the GN9005..

6. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

or you can buy the AllView X1 Soul, 5.5mm for ~333EUR sorry but phone arena is not having it listed http://www.allviewmobile.com/products/phones/phones-list/x2-soul/?L=1&cHash=30f9cf635ea5fa33858b164bab6bd939

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Super sexy looking phone Razor sharp looks Stunning

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I will be ordering the X1 extreme Super concept looking Looks to die for

20. Busyboy unregistered

Why? It's still stuck at JB 4.2.2 and I doubt it's going to get an update to KK.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Still jellybeans Makes no different if it doesn't, The phone looks sexy

37. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

in the review they say is pretty sluggysh on 4.2.2. Not very optimized I guess. But is good looking indeed.

16. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

and there is a review here, sorry it is in Romanian, but at least you can see the pictures (or use also Google Transalate): http://economie.hotnews.ro/stiri-gadget-17713011-review-allview-x2-soul.htm

8. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Nope. With 2-year old specs, no Android KitKat, and a ridiculously thin body that will undoubtedly feel breakable and fragile, I'd never buy this phone.

13. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I seriously hope the whole thing bends after being picked up. This is ridiculous.

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