The upcoming thinnest smartphone in the world will probably have a mini version, but there's a catch

The upcoming thinnest smartphone in the world will probably have a mini version, but there's a catch
At the moment, the 4.85mm Oppo R5 is still the thinnest smartphone on the market. However, it will not hold much longer, as a new contender has taken aim at its crown - the crazy-thin Vivo X5 Max, which might measure anywhere between 3.6 and 4.0 mm (though it was initially said that it will be 4.75mm thick).

The phone will make its official debut tomorrow, on December 10, which will make it the slimmest smartphone in the world. It will also try to woo you with its 5.5-inch 1080p display, octa-core MediaTek silicon running at 1.7Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera at the back, all crammed like sardines in its ultra-slim silhouette.

Well, it also seems that Vivo might have a smaller, mini version of its upcoming X5 Max. Reportedly, it will be known as the Vivo X5F, if China's TENAA certification web site is to be believed, as the munchkin has been spotted right there. It will have a 5-inch display, presumably the same MediaTek SoC (though clocked at 1.5Ghz) and hardware muscle altogether.

However, it will not retain the slim profile of its bigger counterpart. Measuring 143.3 × 71.1 × 6.3 mm, the Vivo X5F will be 1.55mm thicker than the Vivo X5 Max. Well, that's very thin on its own as well, but it somehow fails to impress when we consider that the larger X5 Max has a much slimmer profile.

The most probable reason for this thicker profile is a pure physical one - despite being way thinner, the Vivo X5 Max is also taller and wider, thus there's more space to fit in all of the necessary hardware, whereas Vivo had to resort to a thicker profile in order put the same range of hardware inside the more compact X5F. 

Figuratively speaking, would you rather get a slimmer/bigger phone or a more compact, but thicker handset? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.


source: TENAA via GSMDome

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16 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Stop this thiness madness. Even girls need to have a little meat somewhere.

4. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why you comparing girls and phones? But I agree with the meat part, there should be some meat. Or else they just look good but doesn't feel good.

10. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well, this phone looks ugly.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

It looks like a Galaxy S Whatever from the front, but twice the bezel. It's like getting straight A's on your report card except in English, where you got an F. You just killed it all. D.O.A.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Oh mah phacking gawd.

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

3-4mm? I wonder if the battery is any bigger than 1500mAh.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

2mm battery bruh.

6. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I will rather have an 8mm phone with a huge battery life.

7. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

slim but ugly

8. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well the original one would be a pretty expensive knife...

9. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

very ugly!

11. kracio

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Ugly knife to cut slices of freshly baked bread ) How poetic is that ! loll Those ''specs'' in that body .....hmmm computer says NO!

12. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

I want a phone that at least 2 day battery life.

13. Badelhas

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

2 days? Htc one m8

15. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

ugly phone why try to copy iphone

16. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

come on guys , if you are looking for huge battery phone, you have many options, this one is not for you but specific group

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