Vivo X1 is now the world’s thinnest smartphone, out in China for $400
Move over, Oppo Finder. The Vivo X1 is the world’s thinnest smartphone starting today. Sure, the difference in size between these devices may not even be millimetric (in fact, it’s one tenth of one millimeter), but there can be only one record holder. And right now that is the Vivo X1, with its thickness of just 6.55 mm.
The title of ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ belonged to the Oppo Finder for about five months. Let’s see how long the Vivo X1 will last.
If you’re in China, you can order the X1 right now, in black or white, from Vivo’s own webstore. The handset comes with a 4.7-inch 540×960 IPS touchscreen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 class processor, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space (sans microSD support, it seems), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Its complete dimensions are 136.3×68.3×6.55 mm. It can be yours for 2,498 yuan, which turns out to be $400 or €313 at the exchange rates available at the moment. That’s certainly not bad pricing, but the oft-leaked Meizu MX2 is rumored to cost the same, yet come with certain specs that will be ahead of those in the X1 by a wide margin. Then again, the Meizu MX2 won’t be the world’s thinnest smartphone, not even for one second. So there goes that bragging right.