One mm really isn’t that much. Most people would have a hard time identifying a device that’s just 1 mm slimmer than another. Despite this, the thinness war has been started all over again this January by Huawei and its Ascend P1S. Which is 6.68 mm thin, and by the way hasn’t shipped anywhere yet. In the meantime, another Chinese company, yet one no one’s heard of outside of the mainland, Oppo, unveiled an even thinner smartphone, the Finder.
And now it looks like ZTE is going to be joining in the war with an offering of its own. The smartphone codenamed Athena is… 6.2 mm thin. So will anyone consider the Huawei Ascend P1s, which is less than 0.5 mm thicker, a horribly chubby device after this? Of course not. But for the Chinese phone makers it seems like being able to claim the title of ‘slimmest smartphone’, even for a very short while, is the new black.
Fortunately, the ZTE Athena won’t just be slim. It will pack in some impressive specs too. Apparently it will come with a 720p HD touchscreen, a multi-core Cortex-A15 next-gen ARM processor, and up to 64 GB of built-in storage. So this is probably going to be ZTE’s next flagship smartphone. Several colors will be available when it launches… not that we know when that’s going to happen. Not yet, at least. In fact, what you read above are all the currently known details about the Athena.
So we’ll try to dig out some more and bring them to you as soon as possible.
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