Gionee Elife S5.1 recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's thinnest smartphone

Gionee Elife S5.1 recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's thinnest smartphone
Released in China earlier this month, the Gionee Elife S5.1 was presented by its maker as the world’s slimmest smartphone - being only 5.1mm (0.2 inches) thin. Now, according to Gionee, the handset is being recognized by the Guinness World Records as the thinnest smartphone ever made. We assume it’s going to take a while before a thinner handset shows up.

Ultra thinness aside, the Gionee Elife S5.1 appears to be a decent mid-range smartphone. Its features include a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 MP wide-angle front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory (non-expandable), and a 2100 mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.3 with Gionee’s Amigo 2.0 UI, and is currently available to buy only in China. It costs around $325, and is offered in black, white, pink, and mint green.

As you may know, the Elife S5.1 isn’t Gionee’s first ultra-thin smartphone. The company also has the Elife S5.5, which is 5.5mm thin, and can be purchased in lots of markets across Asia.


source: Gionee (in Chinese) via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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19 Comments

1. hurrycanger

Posts: 1741; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hmm I wonder what the battery life will be like. The Elife S5.5 already got horribly crappy battery life according to many reviews. If it wasn't for such bad battery life, I might have bought one (S5.5 aka Blu Vivo IV). I actually love its design (but not this S5.1 though).

15. imkyle

Posts: 1110; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

After Blu released the 4.4 update for the Vivo IV, the battery life isn't too bad. If you do not need LTE, I'd check it out. Nice phone.

2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

5.1mm? I'm afraid it would be broken while holding it. LOL

8. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Even if it doesnt break while holding it will surely do when u keep it in ur jeans back pocket and accidentally sit down :P

18. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Just like an iPhone 6+, right?

3. Superman

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That's actually not bad.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

looks better than anything that looks like it..

5. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

M afraid that slim phones will someday cut my hand !!

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Impressive. Then I would be able to cut fruit without the need for a knife.

7. natjsbelza

Posts: 4; Member since: May 12, 2014

And there's an app for that.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Fruit ninja.

9. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great idea for criminals!

10. srvricky

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

They should rather work on a smoother UI & better hardware.. a bigger battery & clot-free hardware like MI will give them better sales than getting their name in Guinness book.

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1575; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its thinner than an iphone 6 and has a bigger battery. whats your excuse apple?

13. awani1

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Lol!.the world will see u walking on water and say its bcuz u can't swim!..this is totally amazing.I don't no where all the too thin troll is coming from

14. awani1

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Lol!.the world will see u walking on water and say its bcuz u can't swim!..this is totally amazing.I don't no where all the too thin troll is coming from

16. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Super AMOLED? It's Samsung's brand. why not name it OLED instead.

17. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Because samsung makes Amoled screen and can sell it to any manufacturer that wants to use the technology.

19. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Congratulations Gionee for making a new record! GOD SPEED.

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