World's thinnest (0.15in) smartphone Vivo X5 Max announced, goes on sale December 22

World's thinnest (0.15in) smartphone Vivo X5 Max announced, goes on sale December 22
Chinese manufacturer Vivo officially announced the Vivo X5 Max, an uber-thin smartphone that measures just 0.15in (3.98mm) at its thinnest point and 0.18in (4.75mm) at its chubbiest. With no doubt, this is the world's thinnest smartphone in official existence, besting those Guiness-certified Gionee Elife phones and the newcomer Oppo R5, which happens to be a "whopping" 0.00394in (0.10mm) thicker.

Vivo literally cut many corners to accomplish its ambitions. It designed a motherboard that's only 0.067in (1.7mm) thick, used an exceptionally thin screen assembly that measures just 0.05in (1.36mm), and stuck "the world's thinnest speaker box" at 0.09in (2.45mm) inside. This is made even more impressive by the fact that the Vivo X5 Max somehow retains a dual-SIM slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack at such constraints.

If you've been in the loop, you probably know what the X5 Max has to offer in terms of specs. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Super-AMOLED screen and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa-core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam take care of photos, while an Yamaha YSS-205X chip handles sound. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat topped off with Funtouch OS 2.0.

The max-thin apparatus will go on sale on December 22, priced at $486 (2998 RMB) in China.


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14 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That puny 2000mAh Battery won't even last half a day.

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

But you can chop vegetables with it after the battery dies.

8. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Everytime I see VIVO artcile I never want to click, I think it's stupid to pursue thinness just to be the thinest.

12. Ethos unregistered

bullcrap i have 1700 in alpha and after day i have 50%

3. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

look at that control center !!!!!!!! iOS 8 copycat wow !

4. ncallan

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Arguably totally pointless but that's some feat of engineering. I'd love to pick this up cheap as a second phone just for the novelty value.

5. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Will it last even 2 days??? I doubt. And isn't Super Amoled proprietary term of Samsung? this phone might serve as an inspiration for iC7, iC7+ as iCs have always copied the Chinese companies.

6. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I remember the 0.98 mm wrist watch. Soon we won't be able to board planes with our phones because they will be considered sharp weapons.

7. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

imagining htc one with that thinness. :-)

13. Ethos unregistered

keep dreaming

9. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Any company can easily beat this phone with 500 mAH battery.

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Expandable storage? Am I living In a a dream?

11. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

Vivo X5 Max the world's thinnest smartphone will launched in india 15 Dec http://bit.do/VmVA

14. dfleck

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2014

I would buy one if it had stock android or touchwiz, if it had a better battery life like 2800mAH or better, and if I could buy one in black.

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