These could be the first live images of the world's next thinnest smartphone, the Gionee Elife S7
Did you know that Chinese handset maker Gionee's 0.21-inch (5.31 mm) Elife S5.1 was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the thinnest smartphone on the planet back in October 2014? Indeed, as far as we know, it still hasn't lost the symbolic title, though local competitors Oppo and Vivo have already bested it with the R5 and X5 Max, respectively.
But Gionee is planning yet another release under the its super-slim S line come MWC 2015. The upcoming device is dubbed Elife S7, and while its name would suggest a thinness of about 0.28 inches (7 mm), a supposed insider that just leaked a few live shots of the device begs to differ. Apparently, the Elife S7 will launch with a mind-boggling, 0.181 inch-thin profile (4.6 mm). That's even more ridiculously thin than the vivo X5 Max's 0.189 inches and the Oppo R5's 0.191 inches. Obviously, it's impossible to verify that claim by just looking at the images, so unless further proof is presented, we'll have to sit tight and wait to see the S7 in the flesh on March 2nd.
The Gionee Elife S7 will be the third Android anorexic bearing the company's name. Its predecessors – the S5.1 and S5.5 – can also be seen below.