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The gauge reads a crazy-thin 0.15in (4mm) for the upcoming Vivo X5 Max

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The gauge reads a crazy-thin 0.15in (4mm) for the upcoming Vivo X5 Max
We've been talking a lot about the Oppo R5 lately. At only 0.19 inches (4.85 mm) thin, it stands as the world's current slimmest smartphone, which won't be for long. Anytime we've mentioned the Oppo R5, the Vivo X5 Max piggybacked on its attention with the rumors of it being a full (!!!) 0.0039in (0.10mm) thinner than Oppo's crazy-thin. It really looks like Gionee unknowingly ignited a competition among Chinese vendors when its Elife S5.5 and S5.1 smartphones won Guinness world records

Now, Vivo published a photo of the Vivo X5's body measured with a gauge that reads anywhere between 0.14in and 0.15in (3.6 and 4mm)! However, we're not sure whether the phone is in final assembly form that includes the back cover, which could potentially add a little bit of thickness to the end device. 

However, unlike the Oppo R5, this one is said to proudly flaunt a 3.5mm headphone jack. Don't ask us what kind of black magic is at play here. At this point, we can only gaze in awe and debate whether a smartphone this thin is necessary at all. Then again, there's path to smartphones from the future that are, literally, all screen and nothing else that has to be paved, and we might as well start now.

The Vivo X5 Max, which is also pepped up with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP main camera, and a 5MP front cam, will be officially launched on December 10. Color us curious!

source: CNMO (Translated) via GSMDome

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posted on 04 Dec 2014, 07:49 8

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 437; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

wtf!... it will break easier than KitKat.... (just joking,don't underestimate the power of chinese)..

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 07:51

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I can't imagine a 4mm phone being durable. Also imagine how hot the phone will get when playing a game on it. Sometimes thin is really not a good idea... iPhone 6 & 6 Plus anyone?

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 08:00

3. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

I assume it won't be very powerful so that will not be the concern. It has a mediatek chipset so shouldn't be a thermal nightmare.

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 09:04 2

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

The legendary power of the Asians :O

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 08:07 1

4. Amir1 (unregistered)

bendgate 2

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 08:16

5. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

News flash: holding a 4 mm pane of glass is not actually comfortable.

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 08:29

6. DBounce (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)

Thin is in! But whatever happened to those roll up screens? Or foldable screens? It seems to me the other dimensions have been forgotten.

posted on 04 Dec 2014, 11:39

8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Does this phone come with a battery or NOT???

posted on 05 Dec 2014, 13:18

9. Rhinoface (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)

Might pick one up if it's not too expensive.
Just fo show.

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