The World’s slimmest smartphone didn’t take much time after its launch in China, to enter the Indian market. 4.75mm is the thickness of the device, and it is still packed with some impressive specs and the price of the device is Rs. 32980. Asking a lot, we feel but there are no big compromises in the device.
Earlier: Announcement in China
“World’s slimmest smartphone” – this title has been shifting from one device to the other off late, and now the new leader is the Vivo V5 Max, with a thickness of mere 4.75mm, as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer tries to make an impact in the market even outside China, where it holds the sixth position in market share.
The 4G LTE smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and the thickness of the phone is not the only interesting part, as the Super AMOLED display of Vivo X5 Max is the thinnest at 1.36mm. Additionally, the smartphone uses the 3.98mm chassis, which again is the thinnest in the industry right now. If asked to list what’s thin here, there is a long list that can be made as the X5 Max also has the thinnest speaker box at 2.45mm and the motherboard made specifically for this device is 1.7mm thick.
Interesting to note that for this thin body, Vivo has managed to include the 3.5mm headset jack. While the phone has the Dual SIM card slots, one can have a MicroSIM and the other slot can have either a nano SIM or a MicroSD card, based on what the user wants to place.
Specs wise, the X5 Max is powered by a 1.7GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 2GB RAM, along with 16GB of internal storage, while the MicroSD storage expansion is possible to 128GB. There is a 13-megapixel camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and a 5-megapixel front facing camera as well. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Funtouch OS 2.0 layered over it.
The features don’t end here, as Vivo has used the YAMAHA YSS-205X CHIP to help in Karaoke function, and there is support for Hi-Fi 2.0 as well. The device is said to give support to all the apps that come with the Karaoke function.
In China, the smartphone is going to be available from December 22nd, and the pricing is set at 2998 RMB (around $485).
Earlier: The specs listed here are different from official ones.
What measures at just 3.75mm? that thickness is just for a few credit cards held together, right? A smartphone manufacturer Vivo is all set to launch a smartphone with that thickness! The guys at Guinness World Records will have a hard time coping up with the surge in devices in the slimmest smartphone competition. It was initially the Gionee’s Elife S5.5, and the company bettered that with the S5.1 but Oppo R5 entered with a thickness of 4.85 mm.
Now, Vivo’s X5 Max is leaked with a couple photos showing how thin it is, lesser than 4mm, and TEENA’s database has a few specifications listed about the device. If we go by those details, this should be an awfully slim but large device which is surely uncomfortable in the hand. Why? 5.5-inch screen makes it quite wide, and the slim profile won’t help much there.
Other specs include a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM and a camera combo of 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is amazing to see that Vivo is including the headset jack, which is 3.5mm in thickness, just a bit lesser than what the smartphone measures. The official teaser did talk about how they achieved this thickness, by using a single sided dense motherboard.
The battery cannot be expected to be high in capacity, and we don’t expect any surprises as well. The thickness is below 4mm, and though it isn’t exactly shown, the teaser earlier had shown this to be half the thickness of iPhone 5s (which makes it to about 3.8mm).
The launch is imminent, so stay excited if you are already for being a fan of slim devices. No other official details are revealed, and we’ll find out everything soon.