5.6 mm thin Umeox X5 will get official in September at IFA, coming to Europe bearing the Thomson brand

The Umeox X5 is almost official. Furthermore, it’s even going to be sold in Europe. In case you’re wondering just what the Umeox X5 is, well… basically it’s the next ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ record holder. It’s a Chinese Android smartphone that’s going to be just 5.6 mm thin. That’s insane. No smartphone ever went below 6 mm thus far.

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the Umeox X5 ever since May. And now it looks like we’re closer to its official unveiling than ever. It turns out that the X5 will be unleashed into the world during IFA in Berlin at the beginning of next month.

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There’s a bit of a controversy regarding this handset’s screen size. Back in June we heard it was going to be a 5.3-inch panel, and now mumblings about a much smaller 4-inch display are making the rounds. We’ll have to wait another month to be sure, it seems. The same goes for the processor used and the cameras. The same report a couple of months ago spoke about an 8 MP rear shooter paired with a 3 MP front unit, but today GizChina has it that the X5 will instead sport a pair of 5 MP cams.

The processor is said to be sourced from MediaTek, which is hardly surprising. What is surprising, though, is that the Umeox X5 will apparently be sold in Europe as the Thomson X5. We’ve heard this before, and France was pegged to be the first (and maybe only) country in which the Thomson X5 will see the light of day.

It certainly looks like the drive to make smartphones ever thinner shows no signs of cooling down, at least over in China. We’re wondering where we’ll be by this time next year – will we see a 4.5 mm device? Time will tell.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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