Thinnest smartphone is just 5.6mm thick

SLIM: The Umeox X5 has a 5.3-inch touchscreen and a dual-core processor. In terms of thickness, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a whopping 7.9mm thick while the iPhone 5 is a far-from-svelte 7.6mm in comparison.


    Jul 03, 2013

    Thinnest smartphone is just 5.6mm thick

    THE last handset to hold the record of being the world's thinnest smartphone - Huawei's Ascend P6 - did so for just seven days before it was knocked off its perch.

    Fellow Chinese phone-maker Umeox has just gone one better with the X5, which is 5.6mm thick.

    In comparison, the Ascend P6 measures 6mm, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a whopping 7.9mm and the iPhone 5, a far-from-svelte 7.6mm.

    In terms of internal specifications, the Umeox X5 offers a 5.3-inch touchscreen, a dual-core processor, an 8MP rear camera and a 3MP front-facing camera, and will come with the latest version of Android pre-installed.

    The Ascend P6 has more under the hood, namely a quad-core processor, and a 5MP front-facing camera to complement its 8MP rear-facing unit.

    While Umeox has yet to confirm specifics such as screen resolution or battery life, it has confirmed that the X5 will be available in Europe and China. It is expected to go on sale in France this summer, before being launched across the rest of the continent.