Gionee Elife S5.5: New World's Thinnest Smartphone at 5.5mm Thick

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  1. dgstorm

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    Some smartphone manufacturers race each other to get the most powerful specs, while some race each other to offer the most innovative software features. Still others race each other to make a more aesthetically attractive device, since for many people their smartphone is as much a personal or fashion statement as it is a device.

    A few manufacturers apparently believe that when you are vying to win an award for "best looking device" you must necessarily make it much thinner than the average bulky phone. Such is probably the case with the Elife S5.5 from Gionee. Don't worry... we hadn't heard of them either and had to Google them too. Feel free to do so now, we'll wait... Alternatively, here's a link to their global website: Gionee Mobile Global

    Now that you have had a brief glimpse, Gionee is a little known smartphone OEM in China (it seems like there are a dozen of these around today). They seem to focus on creating "premium-looking" devices with a heavy emphasis on thinness. Their newest device makes the claim that it is the thinnest smartphone in the world, and it is probably true. The Gionee Elife S5.5 owes part of its name to the measurements of the device. The phone is 5.5mm thick. It is an elegant looking device, as you can see in the pic above.

    Oh, it also has some decent specs to go along with the minuscule look:
    • 5-inch display of unknown resolution
    • 2300mAh battery
    • Gionee's custom "Amigo" Android-based OS
    • Unspecified 1.7GHz quad-core CPU
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 13-megapixel back/5-megapixel front cameras
    The 3G model is available for pre-order in China for around $370 USD equivalent. There will be an LTE version arriving in June. The company plans to release the device to 40 countries this year, although it is currently tight-lipped as to which countries that will be. Let us know what you think of this and whether you would like to see it come to your neck of the woods.

    Source: Engadget
     
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    I like thin phones but not anorexic thin. ;)
     
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    They will get thinner and thinner...

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    Yea, someone get that phone a sandwich! :D
     
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    My only fear with getting thinner is they also get more flexible...so unless they're engineered to bend (or built with a frame that can prevent it from bending), they will be more susceptible to damage from being bent lengthwise.
     
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