Chinese manufacturer Vivo put all their efforts to win the thinnest smartphone title, which previously belonged to the 5.5mm thick Gionee Elife 5.1. Measuring 4.75 mm the Vivo X5Max breaks the new record, simultaneously becoming the world’s slimmest smartphone of 2014. To reach such an outstanding dimensions, Vivo had to construct the phone using the thinnest available components, even though the phone still manages to carry the regular 3.5 mm headphone. The Vivo X5Max has just debuted at the Chinese market and is said to be introduced to the India market next week.
Vivo X5Max thinnest smartphone of 2014
Everything in the Vivo X5Max is the thinnest ever, starting from its super slim motherboard at 1.77, which has been created using “one-sided” layout, ending with the phone’s 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display also hailed the current thinnest screen measuring only 1.36 mm. There will be also extra slim, though not as slim as the rest of the components, 2.45 mm speaker box on the handset’s board, which will be powered by the Yamaha YSS-205X Hi-Fi chip. Even the 2,000 mAh battery goes in line with the thin design.
Sadly, so far there’s no word on its performance, but judging by its capacity, we can’t expect the handset to be a long-distance runner. The mentioned earlier headphone jack, due to being of the regular 3.5mm size, results in a slight bump on the edge of the smartphone’s almost perfect body.
Going deeper into this slim body parameters, the Vivo X5Max houses the Qualcomm 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip paired with 2GB RAM and mere 16GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD/TF card. Speaking of the optics, the device offers its future users a 13-megapixel main camera equipped with Sony’s IMX214 sensor that is accompanied by a selfie-friendly 5-megapixel front-facing unit. In the field of software, the Vivo X5Max runs Funtouch 2.0 installed on the top of Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Vivo X5Max’s dual-SIM phone features an innovative solution that helped designers to save up some space. The main SIM slot can serve as a microSD slot, while the second SIM slot houses a nano SIM, but though saving the phone few additional mm this unique solution also means that you can’t expand your storage simultaneously using two SIM cards. Other that that, the handset features full package of connectivity functions, including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, GPRS and 3G.
Speaking of the Vivo X5Max pricing and availability, the phone is said to cost 2,998RMB that translates to something round $486. The device is scheduled to become available in China starting December 22nd with preorders already accessible.