The unannounced HTC WF5w seems to be the thinnest HTC smartphone yet

The unannounced HTC WF5w seems to be the thinnest HTC smartphone yet
While HTC isn't known for making the thinnest smartphones on the market, the company has several handsets that are under 8 mm thin. The latest is the One E9+, which, at 156.5 x 76.5 x 7.54 mm, is the Taiwanese company's slimmest smartphone to date. But it looks like this title won't be held for long by the One E9+.

Meet the HTC WF5w, an unannounced handset that showed up today in China, where it's been approved by the country's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. Weighing 152 grams and measuring 158.7 x 79.7 x 7.49 mm, the WF5w is a hair thinner than the One E9+.

The new smartphone runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and seems to have dual front-facing speakers. Other features include an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP cameras on the front and back, 16 GB of storage space, and microSD card support (up to 128 GB).

The presence of TD-LTE connectivity suggests that the HTC WF5w is made for China Mobile. However, the handset might have an international version, too, and we assume that it's going to be included in the Desire series (WF5w is definitely not its commercial name). Take a look at the new HTC smartphone below, and let us know if you like what you're seeing.


source: TENAA

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23 Comments

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC engineers are pretty bad eh? Can't even make a thin phone without it being huge in the other two measurements.

3. gaming64 unregistered

Agreed. Their engineering is pretty bad.

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

160mm almost wow wth indeed

5. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

The iPhone 6 Plus is about the same zise though. Same display size, too.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Which isn't saying much since the 6 plus is too big as well and has a physical home button.

17. gaming64 unregistered

The physical button is used for navigation around iOS and houses the accurate Touch ID. Losing it is suicide.

24. Sale247

Posts: 72; Member since: May 08, 2014

And HTC phone has TWO FRONT stereo speakers!!

20. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

iPhone 6 + sucks, way too fat.

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

huh, I thought this one is impressive design done by htc, with smaller bezer htc also managed to make it slimmer and symmetry while retain the dual speaker. m9 should be more like this!

23. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Boring design ! Just thin. Nothing else. Looks like an ugly galaxy neo grand advance core plus active.

2. gaming64 unregistered

How much more monstrosities can HTC make?

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol it's even bulkier than the iphone 6 plus, new record holder at 5.5 inch

7. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

How battery life dummy

9. ReticentHamster

Posts: 155; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Ummm... So is nobody going to mention the new speaker design? It's not a big deal, but it does signal that HTC may start to experiment more in their designs. We can always hope, right?

16. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

that's what i was thinking, they really should get rid of all that top and bottom bezel though. it's getting really old

12. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Bottom bezel LOL

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

at least they are symmetry now and no black bar.

18. Shocky unregistered

That look's horrible, they could get better designs by just steeling the fan renders. Yet they pay people a lot of money to come up with this crap.

19. carlemillward unregistered

HTC loves their logo. But why use a white palette for speaker grill, looks like two Samsung's home buttons?!!

21. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I don't really care about the bottom and top bezels since it really is of no consequence to me. I think they should have used black all around except for the logo. It draws too much attention and does nothing for the design. This is subjective of course since I prefer understated design in my phones.

22. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Just looking at the front of the phone reminds me of cheap chinese knockoff phones.

25. Sale247

Posts: 72; Member since: May 08, 2014

I thik that this is a first of many smartphones from HTC who will look like that! This is just a test model,a first one,for the next year flagship! It will be bezelless and from my opinion next flagship gone be THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHONE!! Just like now SAMSUNG S6 EDGE is the most beautifull phone!! But I still bought M9 because that is phone for me... Very GOOD JOB HTC!!

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