World's thinnest smartphone to be available in the EU, rebranded

World's thinnest smartphone to be available in the EU, rebranded
Gionee is the China-based handset manufacturer, whose flagship Elife devices are considered (and advertised) to be the world's thinnest smartphones. The Elife S5.5 was released in the beginning of this year and measured at the record-setting 0.22" (5.55 mm) thickness, and just months after that, the Elife S5.1 was announced, aiming to break the record with a 0.20" (5.15 mm) body.

Now, anyone outside of China, who wants to get their hands on the svelte handsets, may think it's mission impossible. But, it seems that's not the case – it's just that your handset will not bear the Gionee name.

A while ago, we told you about the Elife S5.5 being available in the US, under the name BLU Vivo IV. And now, another manufacturer has adopted a Gionee phone – the Elife S5.1 will be sold through UK-based manufacturer KAZAM, rebranded as the Tornado 348. Spec-wise, the phone is listed to feature – 4.8" AMOLED 720p display, 8 MP / 5 MP main and front-facing cameras, MediaTek MT6592 SoC, 2,050 mAh battery, running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. KAZAM also throws in its signature one year screen replacement guarantee – which guarantees customers one free screen repair within 12 months of purchase, should they damage their screen in any way.

The device will launch in the UK mid-November and will be priced at ~$400 (£249).

source: KAZAM via Coolsmartphone



1. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

they're still making phones thinner?

2. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Gionee sounds more fashion-style, Kazam reminds me old ages.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Kazam sounds like car from Soviet Union.

9. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Exactly !

3. omkar_patil

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

do a bend test on this..;)

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

probably still more rigid then the 6+

6. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Looks like an iphone 6 but imo has a better design.

7. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Thinner phone with flexibility worths...

8. alvinpaul41 unregistered

I don't use substandard phones.

10. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Who cares?

11. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Perhaps the best value for money phone in the upper midrange. Shame about the processor being MediaTek, it probably wont see Android 4.4.4 KitKat, let alone 5.0 Lollipop.

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