With each device announced as “world’s thinnest smartphone” many of you probably wonder how much thinner phones can be before they get too thin. Apparently, the Huawei Ascend P6 at 0.25-inch (6.3 mm) is not slim enough. A small Chinese manufacturer is apparently preparing to break that record and release a device measuring just 4.65 x 2.36 x 0.22 inches (118 x 60 x 5.6 mm). The phone known as Umoex X5 will be launched in China in July.
Umeox X5 too thin to meet the FCC standards
Will the phone’s ultra slim profile be enough to turn Umoex from a relatively unknown manufacturer into world-famous handset maker? It all depends on hardware and the truth is that at the moment not much is known about the Umoex X5 aside from the fact that is has a thin body and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Leaked photos also reveal a rear camera. Umoex is obviously counting on these 0.22 inches (5.6 mm) to work their magic.
Umoex sells most of its device in China. Outside its homeland, the company also reaches customers in Europe though Thompson Mobile. In those markets, the X5 may achieve good sales results, however the chances of it ever making to the US shore are pretty slim (pun intended). Why? Because the phone is too thin to meet the FCC standards and it is unlikely that it will obtain necessary certification.
more info: GizChina