5.75 mm Vivo X3 is the new world’s thinnest smartphone, launches in China for $408

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s happened again. There’s a new “world’s thinnest smartphone” in town, and this time around it’s the Vivo X3 by Chinese company BBK. This takes the crown from the Huawei Ascend P6, but isn’t likely to keep it for long, as the often talked about Umeox X5 is just around the corner (and will probably be unveiled in early September).

Still, a record is a record even if it only holds for a few weeks. The Vivo X3′s blue version is 5.75 mm thin. That compares favorably to the Ascend P6′s 6.18 thickness. For some reason, the white Vivo X3 is 5.95 mm thin, though. Keep that in mind if you want to buy one of these.

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The Vivo X3 should already be available in China for 2,498 yuan, which is about $408 or €305. That’s great pricing, but this is something we’ve come to expect from smartphones sold inside China. The X3′s specs don’t necessarily make it top of the line (in this day and age, at least), but it’s certainly got a decent set of innards.

It comes with a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek processor, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, a 5 MP front camera, an IR sensor, a dedicated audio chip, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of non-expandable internal storage space, all the usual connectivity options, and a 2,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Unfortunately, you probably won’t see the Vivo X3 officially for sale anywhere outside of China, but this is usually what happens with such devices. Anyway, it’s now clearly time for the Umeox X5 to make its move in this rather pointless “world’s thinnest” war, so stay tuned for that.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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