With a 5mm profile, this could be the thinnest smartphone ever

A few weeks ago, XOLO announced that it will soon be launching the "world's lightest smartphone", weighing just 100g. The world's thinnest smartphone so far is the Elife S5.5, manufactured by Chinese firm Gionee, and measuring (yep, you guessed it) 5.5mm in thickness. Not content with already holding that record, the company looks set to best it with the launch of an even slimmer device. 

As Engadget reports, that handset has just passed through China's certification body, TENAA, and is reportedly just 5mm-thick. 

Known so far only by its model number, GN9005, the device looks set to launch as the thinnest smartphone ever (unless something even thinner comes along first), but such a sleek device does demand some compromises. This is far from a range-topping flagship, with only a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 2050mAh battery.

The AMOLED screen is a decent size at 4.8-inches, but its resolution is nothing special at 1280x720px. There's also an 8MP rear camera, along with a 5MP selfie-cam. Details of pricing and availability have not yet been announced. 

The GN9005 will no doubt appeal to some, seduced by the allure of such a slim profile. But for those who favour substance over style, there are plenty of other handsets out there to choose from. 

Source: Engadget | image via TENAA

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Patiently waiting for the development of a phone that can actually pick up a decent signal and can have a phone call that both parties can clearly understand each other without having to be five feet from a cell tower.

Rohdekill said,
Patiently waiting for the development of a phone that can actually pick up a decent signal and can have a phone call that both parties can clearly understand each other without having to be five feet from a cell tower.

Whoa there, you mean you actually want to be able to make a phone call?
Nope sorry can't do that....

It is a bit of a joke that there are a lot of smart "phones" out there that are actually awful as a phone

Great, we all care about having paper thin phones, right?

Screw features, make it thin!

Dear manufacturers, cut this ###### out.

VHMP01 said,

Is this because Apple could not keep up?

I was thinking of them becoming too fragile, more difficult and less comfortable to hold and overall just pointless aside from saying "Look how thin this phone is". Not sure what Apple has to do with anything I said unless you think I like iPhones for some reason and you are trying to flamebait me.

sanke1 said,
IPhone 4S White without the home button.
Just because the phone is white does NOT mean it looks "just like the white iPhone." Get a grip!