World’s new thinnest phone makes even the slim iPhone 5 look brick thick (pictures)

World’s new thinnest phone makes even the slim iPhone 5 look brick thick (pictures)
You might have never heard about Chinese phone maker BBK, but it is preparing to release the world’s new thinnest device, the Vivo X3. The BBK Vivo X3 is slimmer than the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and even the previous record holder, the Huawei Ascend P6.

The first images of the BBK Vivo X3 have leaked out and the devices pictured alongside look noticeably thicker.

The X3 is the first phone to break the 6mm (0.236 inches) thickness barrier, beating the already super slim 6.18mm Ascend P6 and the 6.1mm iPod touch 5th gen.

It’s not just that - BBK takes pride in delivering great high-fidelity sound and the Vivo X3 is no exception. It will also be more expensive than your usual smartphone from China, but it should be well worth it. The Vivo X3 is expected to launch in August.

You can see the drastic difference with existing smartphones right below.

source: Weibo



1. wendygarett unregistered

Huh? Am I the only one who think iPhone 5 is already look brick since the day it released? With this title, guest I'm the only one lol

4. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

thats right, you're the only one. you need to get your head checked, asap.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Billy, Wendy's back hating apple/iPhone/iOS. Give it a few weeks, and it'll be loving apple/iPhone/iOS again.

6. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

guest what?

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks a bit like HTC one at the back

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Please make it 8mm with 200% more juice. and slightly bigger camera sensor. I would appreciate that more. < 6mm is only useful in bragging whose phone breaks faster.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I was wondering about battery capacity as well. With 6 mm to play with, the battery can't have much mAh.

7. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Chinese people man. You never know. They might even put a 3000mAh in that if they want to! :D

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not with everything else that goes into a smartphone to make it a smartphone. Either it is really long/tall, wide, paper-thin chassis, or tiny battery. Since it seems to be similar to traditional smartphones in length & width, that leaves a thin chassis or tiny battery. If a titanium chassis was used, then a thinner chassis could be used and still fit a decent-sized battery, but price would be out of sight. Back to the battery capacity. 2 hour standby, with 30 minutes talk time?

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Do consumers really care about having the thinnest phone? Are there surveys taken where the majority are choosing thin over battery capacity? I don't want a thin phone. I want a phone that has the biggest possible battery in it. It's a balance between thickness and the feel of durability as well. My Note2 feels like it's about right. Thin for the size of the phone, yet has a great battery too.

19. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Usually for bragging rights or hipsters with skin tight jeans. Oddly enough the general population don't seem to bothered about capacity, only that their phone gets them through the day (can be accomplished on lower capacity). Those of us into phones on the other hand will care greatly. Also, how would one find a grip on this thing? I had a hard time gripping the already thin 5th Gen iPod Touch and Nano with their slip prone bodies.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LMOA looks like the IPH isn't the world's thinnest phone first the XPERIA Z Z ULTRA. now this thin phone. looks like Apple loosing it's touch too thinnest

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude it's LMAO not LMOA, to not too, and losing not loosing. Geez gadget lol

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Not necessarily, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a backronym for LMOA. Licking my own...? Lucky my oats...?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao good one

16. Os_Money

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

didn't see yours before i posted..exactly. Lamas May Only Age

15. Os_Money

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

maybe he meant LMOA. Lick My get the picture ;)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol wowww

17. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

there goes Iphonearena again. is iPod touch 5th gen a phone?? why compare it??

21. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No editor apparently.

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice slimmer..

22. Tcool unregistered

Took the crown from Huawei Ascend P6.

23. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Does anyone know what the phone on slide number 4 is ?

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