World’s thinnest reclaimed: 5.6mm Umeox X5 coming by end of year


Huawei’s Ascend P6 astounded us with its design last week when we saw the Chinese smartphones can not only be cheap, but also well made. The Ascend P6, though, won’t be able to hold on to its title of the world’s thinnest smartphone for long as the Umeox X5 emerges to claim it with its razor thin 5.6mm body.

That’s a whole 0.5mm slimmer than the P6. The Umeox X5 is still months away from an official launch, though. The device is set to arrive by the end of the year and it features a 5.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The biggest question that should bother your mind about the X5 is the size of its battery. Could the unknown Chinese phone maker Umeox have thinned down a large enough juicer in its handset? There are no details yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as they surface.

source: GizChina

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15 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I love a thin phone, but I love one that goes through the day with heavy usage. Gimme 9mm with 3000mAh+.

5. supa_dupa

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Butterfly S for me.

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

HTC Butterfly S :)

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

We'll have to be careful about cutting ourselves with our phones in 2 years at this rate.

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

This is way too thin.. kinda anoraxic.

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

At least it shuts up Huawei's CEO, who bragged about the Ascend P6 being the thinnest. I dont like his ego attitude making him running his mouth on "being open to" buying Nokia and then telling the world they will be number 3 (because he expect those declining to never surge again).

4. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

i dont like this thin phones, feel like its too fragile on my jeans. 8-10mm is enough for best ergonomics.

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Beware, Your hand may get sliced

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I have a question : Will it blend?

9. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

This phone has innovative feature: It doesn't have a battery. instead it has a small solar panel that just allows you to turn on the phone, check out the home screens and then it turns off.

10. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

it will break in your pocket when you squat

11. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Thinner is better. However it has to have a stronger frame (no bending or cracking) and the battery life as well. Lets not forget battery life can be improved through optimisation and not just size.

12. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Beautiful design >.

13. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

If it's the phone from the picture, It doesn't have 5.3' display, since it's over an iPhone and the difference is not noticeable. Maybe 3.5' ?

15. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So the phones are getting thinner and larger. In the past, phones were thicker and smaller. God damn we need big battery!!

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