Vivo, Chinese manufacturer has officially announced the Vivo X5 Max, an uber-thin smartphone that measures just 0.15in (3.98mm) at its thinnest point and 0.18in (4.75mm) at its chubbiest. With any doubt, this is the world’s thinnest smartphone in official existence, besting those Guiness-certified Gionee Elife phones and the newcomer Oppo R5, which happens to be a “whopping” 0.00394in (0.10mm) thicker.
Chinese manufacturer literally cut many corners to accomplish its ambitions. They designed a motherboard that’s only 0.067in (1.7mm) thick, used an exceptionally thin screen assembly that measures just 0.05in (1.36mm), and stuck “the world’s thinnest speaker box” at 0.09in (2.45mm) inside. This even more impressive with the fact that the Vivo X5 Max somehow retains a dual-SIM slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack at such constraints. If you’ve been reading news about smartphones lately, you probably know what the Vivo X5 Max has to offer in terms of specifications. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Super-AMOLED screen and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa-core processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam take care of photos, while an Yamaha YSS-205X chip handles sound. The Vivo X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat topped off with Funtouch OS 2.0. Vivo X5 Max will go on sale on December 22, priced at $486 (2998 RMB) in China.