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World's new 'thinnest' phone is just 5.5 mm thick, Gionee Elife S5.5 goes on preorder for $370

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World's new 'thinnest' phone is just 5.5 mm thick, Gionee Elife S5.5 goes on preorder for $370

Chinese smartphone makers are on a roll lately, and Gionee's latest Elife S5.5 comes as a living proof. Well, not exactly living, as it's still on preorder, but the company claims it is the thinnest smartphone ever, at 5.5 mm. This puts the 5.75 mm Vivo X3 to shame, and will certainly be a sight to behold.

As for the other specs in the sheet - we'll be getting a 5" display of undisclosed resolution, 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, and 5 MP frontal one, as well as a 2300 mAh battery. This capacity seems pretty good for such an anorexic phone, and Gionee claims that the Elife S5.5 will be able to get you through the working day on battery juice alone.

The slim handset will have both 3G and LTE versions, with the 3G one now up on preorder for the decent sum of $370 unsubsidized, while the LTE variant is scheduled to arrive in June. What's more interesting is that the company claims it will gradually launch the phone in 40 countries worldwide, so once those markets become clear, you can start saving for the next king on the "world's thinnest" throne.

source: Engadget

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