Gionee breaks its own record with the 0.2-inch (5.15mm) thin Elife S5.1 smartphone, tons of pictures included

Gionee breaks its own record with the 0.2-inch (5.15mm) thin Elife S5.1 smartphone, tons of pictures included
Chinese vendor Gionee has pulled the curtains on its newest Android handset, the Gionee Elife S5.1. Its predecessor, the Elife S5.5, was released not long ago, and quickly became notable for its body thickness, an ultra-thin 0.22 inches (5.5mm). Now, Gionee has outdone itself yet again, producing a smartphone whose sides measure a groundbreaking 0.2-inches thin (5.15mm)!

This thinner than a pencil Slim Jim's exact dimensions are 5.5 inches x 2.65 inches x 0.2 inches (139.8mm×67.4mm×5.15mm). The phone's sides carry the maximum thinness, while the upper and lower sides are slightly wider - possibly in order to accommodate the micro-USB port and headphone jack.

Aside from being fashionably skinny, the Gionee Elife S5.1 is a compact and beautiful phone with more refined looks compared to its predecessor. Alas, the trade-off is that Gionee has opted for mid-range internals for one reason or another - possibly to not strain the 2100mAh battery it somehow managed to fit in its chassis.

The AMOLED display has been shrunk down from 5.0 inches to 4.8 inches by diagonal, and the resolution reduced from 1080p to 720p, resulting in a pixel density of 306ppi. The rear camera has an 8MP sensor, while the front cam has a cool 5MP sensor. The processor is Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked to 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM, while the storage capacity is 16GB with no microSD expansion options. Finally, the operating system is Android 4.3 with Gionee's own Amigo 2.0 interface laid on top.

The Gionee Elife S5.1 will start selling this month in China, but the price hasn't been revealed. Until the launch, feel free to gaze at the huge collection of photos and renderings we have assembled for your viewing pleasure!



source: CNMO via GSMDome (thanks for the tip!)

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59 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats an achievement, chinese vendors are becoming more n more innovative recently... but less thickness resulted in the battery compromise, which I dont think is a good point at all

29. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

2100 mAh for a 4,8'' 720p display and snapdragon 400 is not bad at all! (did anyone say Galaxy Alpha?) :)

39. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

without micro sd it is waste of money.. i think majority don't care about slimness of phone.. storage matters alot at least to me

59. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

This looks like a knock off iphone to me..

2. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

*teaches Galaxy alpha a lesson* Thinner than alpha still got decent size battery.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and does it have a removable battery too ? The SoC of Alpha is very efficient and uses tremendously less power. Samsung is the best android manufacturer when it comes to battery optimization. Wait for the battery life test before jumping to conclusions. The fact this it is supporting JellyBean leads me to believe the it won't match Alpha's battery life. . Also, camera plays a big role in thickness of the phone. Alpha has 12MP camera while this only has 8MP.

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yes you too have to wait for test

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

k. Thanks for repeating what I just said.

13. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

''very efficent and uses less power'' you speak what samsung says. I think you are hurry to make conclusion. for that reason I commented.

15. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He said what GSMARENA themselves confermed. Don't get butthurt just because he pointed out the obvious.

26. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol butthurt ?? you kidding ?

30. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

hahaha its you who sounds butthurt!! do you even know what it means.LOL..!!

31. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

he speaks what he knows from his smartphone, I would say the same. anyways I haven't read what Samsung said about their batteries, but I would say the same.. by the way? got a problem with what Samsung says?

46. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

please use your brain ok. read his comment read my comment , try to undestand what we said and answer your questions yourself . I think youcan do it ( plus I didnt commented about batteries. we discuss soc power efficency)

49. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

This is not only what Samsung said but it is confirmed by AnandTech: 'The end-effect is that we should expect an average drop in voltage of about 125mV' - AnandTech So yeah my statement is correct when i say it uses less power. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8382/samsung-announces-exynos-5430-first-20nm-samsung-so

45. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....How is stating a FACT jumping to conclusion ?! The world's first SoC at 20nm architecture, Exynos 5430, uses 25% less power then SoC at 28nm. That is a fact not conclusion.http://www.anandtech.com/show/8382/samsung-announces-exynos-5430-first-20nm-samsung-so Fact ≠ conclusion.

48. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yeah every site says different thing about same device. I trying to say real life experience is more important ok.

52. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

OMG...Did you read what I wrote ?! Its a FACT !!!! A fact can't change ! No website can deny that. I'll ride the London eye naked if you can provide me the link to ANY (I repeat ANY) reliable site that says Exynos 5430 is not more power efficient. The thing is you are falling flat on your face. First you accuse me that this is what Samsung said then when I give you link of AnandTech (which is not the same as 'every site'), you say every other website say different things. Stop embarrassing yourself further please.

6. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

i bet you could buy 2 of these for the price of alpha, does it still sounds like such a great deal to you??

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats another thing.... the plus point and I love this fact about chinese vendors that they are pocket friendly and offer more or less same higher specs

11. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And I bet that the majority of people out there will rather spend their money on a product manufactured by a company known for it's reliability. Just like China offers cars that have the latest technology in it, and yet people outside of China will spend double that amount for a featureless Camry (for example) but a more reliable car.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ofcourse... you are perfectly right about it.... in cars china is not getting any fame but in phones it does.... beside that, in product selection perceived value and brand image plays an important role... usually customers go for well known n established brands bcoz they trust they will get a good stuff... for example, iphone has a very high perceived value in the mind of customers, so they pay high price for such a lowly or mid range specd phone without even thinking that apple is ripping them off due to this brand image.... but not all manufacturers are like this, for example samsung is offering lastest and optimum specs in what they are charging

16. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

CARS are bought to run for years , phones are more likely to be replaces in months , i could make so many arguments but i'll just let it be.

22. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Says who? As far as I know, phones don't get replaced within months, that's the case with the majority of people.

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

not in months, thats an anxious claim.... but phones usually get replaced in a year or two but for cars, it takes atleast 3-5 years in most cases and sometime longer as well

33. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

yes I'd rather pay 1000$ and get a Samsung, and not 100$ to get an iphone copy sony imitating cheapo chinese cellphone whom everybody laughs at ( the 50 conehe@ds on this website and the barrbarrians in some countries not counted )

36. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

the band-aid sh*t on your S5 is so real and innovative, totally worth $1000, if u ask me. -_-

42. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

My band aid is respected everywhere, my band aid is awesome, my band aid is unique, my band aid is made by the world leader, not by some cheapo poor iphone copy cr@p of a phone .. I'd rather not own a smartphone or a car than to own a chinese cheapo copy cat .. when I talk to friends who have iOS about android, they say android is cheap. I say how the h*ll are Sonys Samsungs and HTCs cheap? they say: what about those chinese brands that copy apple? ... these terrible brands are hurting android so bad and making apple look even more unique.

50. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol you make me smile lol s5 materials are not good. look at samsung's 9 series laptops, thats the best combination of design and material. samsung can do it but they dont want it for some reason.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

removable batteries are signature of samsung... and samsung is notorious for good battery optimizations and timings... as per the reviews I read on many sites, elife s5.5 was midiocre in battery life, results were not appreciable at all... anyway its not fair to compare samsung with elife, both have different focus

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