VIVO reveals what it takes to make the world's thinnest phone, that 4.75mm X5 Max

VIVO reveals what it takes to make the world's thinnest phone, that 4.75mm X5 Max
Someone give these guys a flexible display, and make them create a bendable phone! Seriously, VIVO's effort at making the world's thinnest handset, the X5 Max, are very impressive. It turns out that the way to achieve that breathtaking 4.75mm profile has been to situate 90% of the internal components to the side of the device, which would be a good know-how on the way to a bendable device with a flexible OLED panel, too.

While we are daydreaming, VIVO is hard at work outing teasers and explanations how it did it, and, as you can see in the photos below, the 786 microscopic components of the motherboard have all been moved to the side, along with the camera module, though probably not the battery, as these packs tend to be pretty big already, at least for today's smartphone standards.

As a reminder, the handset features a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor, running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Someone even got a hold on an actual unit, and measured it up for the world to see, confirming the 4.75 mm paradigm, which makes the X5 Max the thinnest kid on a block full of beach bodies.

source: VIVO (1, 2) & MyDrivers via G4Games



1. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Wow, I'm excited for this!

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

willl you buy one? If so why?

8. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

I will if the price is affordable and worth the buy, since it powered by Octa-Core 1.7Ghz the price should be affordable and which is a mid-range model. Wait for the official news about the processor than I'll considered.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'm guessing this is one of the device's to skip on the headphone jack.

10. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Will see. How Vivo gonna make their decision, as Oppo R5 has no 3.5mm headphone jack with 4.85mm.

4. cncrim

Posts: 1589; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I dont like the trend thinness of smartphone lately that come with the cost off battery life, and here is rule of thumb. Anything thinner than 6mm is too thin and anything over 10mm it is thick. Get that oem?

14. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Motorola G, X, DROID turbo are over 10mm thick yet it does not look thick. I think it depends on the design too. Galaxy golden is 15 mm thick. So even if a phone Is over 10 mm thick, it's still okay. In fact, it is easier to grip.

5. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

Someone give these PA guys a Google translate link, and make them create a readable image content! Seriously

6. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

No, it will have the headphone jack .

7. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

We don't need thinner phones, we need phones with longer batteries.

9. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Let me just Translate the Chinese for you guys from the picture above. Start from the 2nd Pic. 2) Critical side layout 3) Compression space, is the ability, it is an art 4)Most Beautiful art, most compact expression 5) A few millimeters of the body, we can accommodate the entire music world 6 Down to very soft shield, but thin and toughness/rugged indeed can coexist 薄|动 心弦 |X5 Max 薄|动 心弦 Thin| Heartstings There you go! ;) Have a great day and wait for the official release.

11. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Battery life is still better than the iPhone lol

13. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

why is that the default phone you compare this too? think about it long enough and you might figure out why it will be another phone no one remembers in no time at all

12. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

confused, what does the mona lisa have to do with this?

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