5.5 mm Gionee Elife S5.5 becomes new world’s thinnest smartphone
Remember the Vivo X3? Ever since last August, it’s been the world’s thinnest smartphone. Not anymore, though. Starting today, there’s a new king in town, and once again, the world’s slimmest smartphone comes from a Chinese company. This time it’s the Gionee Elife S5.5, which, as its name implies, is a staggering 5.5 mm thin. That’s .25 mm less than the Vivo X3, so away goes the crown from that model to the new Gionee.
The Elife S5.5 certainly manages to look interesting, and it packs some decent specs too. It comes with a 5-inch touchscreen (the resolution is unknown at this point, but we’re guessing at least 720p HD), a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, all the usual connectivity options, and a 2,300 mAh battery. It runs Gionee’s Amigo Android-based OS.
A 3G-capable version is already up for pre-order in China for around $370, and a 4G LTE-enabled variant will arrive in June. Gionee says that it will sell the Elife S5.5 in 40 countries soon, though hasn’t mentioned which exactly. Still, it’s refreshing to see yet another Chinese smartphone maker planning to sell its wares outside of its native country – that’s not something that happens often, unfortunately.