Chinese phone maker allegedly preparing world's slimmest, 5.6mm Android phone

Speaking about razor-thin phones might be just a vague metaphor at the moment, but with technology advancing truth is we are getting thinner and thinner devices every day. And now Chinese phone maker UMeox with little international acclaim is said to launch a pretty spectacular device - a 0.22” (5.6mm) thin Android phone that will easily become the world’s slimmest.

So far, smartphone makers have never broken the 6mm barrier and Huawei’s P6-U06 was the thinnest device out there with its 0.24” (6.18mm) body.

But the upcoming UMeox X5, the 0.22” thin phone, will beat that. Overall dimensions of the UMeox X5 are said to be 118 x 60 x 5.6mm that should translate into a screen of around 4-inch diagonal. Apart from being a great piece of engineering, would you buy such a super thin phone?

source: GizChina



1. GeekMovement unregistered

tiny battery?

15. TheBitterTruth unregistered


2. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Not for me, personally. I won't speak for anyone else. But I want to feel something solid and sturdy in my hands. I can't imagine how the battery life must be, potentially. I want solid hardware on my devices. These phones keep shrinking too fast and technology isn't advancing for it to compliment it fast enough.

3. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Until it's less than 3mm, I don't think it's slim enough. I think that's the point where it draws the line for me and allows me to go "Okay, you can sacrifice potential hardware for this size".

4. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

let me guess... dual core with 1GB ram, 2400mAh battery, jelly bean 4.1.x OS, Huawei?

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I don't want paper phones >_>

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Too thin, but that design is nice, compared to samsung

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Please a bit but hurt are we?

16. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Lol.. come on, samsung isn't that bad.

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Boring not thin enough

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No thank you, one drop and it will break into pieces This is too thin!

10. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

aaand a few years later there will be phones with -6 thickness

11. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

When you realized that most of the chinese phones are more gorgeous than the s4...

12. TheBitterTruth unregistered

What are the specs? Battery must be weak.

13. poping unregistered

make it thinner and maybe we can use it to slice cheese...

14. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

who cares about slim if battery is not awesome and overall the device is not an improvement over what is current?

17. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

The battery is only 3mm thin in order to fit inside the phone or half of Galaxy S4 battery 1300 mAh.

18. AlMal

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Plenty of thin and light phones on the market, why to make it even thinner. I guess just to break another record.

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