If you like your smartphone thin, pay attention to this. Earlier this year Gionee unveiled the Elife S5.5. The handset was called the world’s thinnest smartphone and measured only 5.5-inches thick. However now it looks like that record could soon be beaten, by the same company, thanks to recent certification from China’s TENAA.
According to the certification, the new handset, the GN9005, is expected to measure just 5mm thick. If this is all true, then this Chinese company has managed to outdo themselves once again and get thinner still.
The Elife S5.5 beat out the Vivo X3 by 0.25mm, so shaving 0.5mm from their previous offering is a pretty big deal. But when you go that thin there are bound to be some sacrifices. Gionee’s upcoming handset will feature a 4.8-inch 720p AMOLED display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,050mAh battery. We don’t know when Gionee will make their announcement or if it will be available in the states etc, but I’m sure we will get more info soon. They will certainly want to brag about their thin device and rub it in to the competition.