The 4.85mm-thick Oppo R5 smartphone is currently the thinnest smartphone in the world. However, its reign may be short-lived as Chinese manufacturer Vivo is set to launch a smartphone that is even thinner at 4.75mm.
On its official Weibo page, Vivo has teased an image of the upcoming X5 Max smartphone. The image doesn’t disclose much, except an ultra-thin body courtesy photos like a gramophone record, guitar strings, etc.
Though the company did not say when Vivo X5 Max will hit the market, it is rumored to be announced in December.
Vivo X5 Max leaked for the first time in early November via Chinese government agency Tenna. According to the Tenna website, Vivo X5 Max sports a 5.5-inch screen with 1080x1920p resolution and runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). It is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek processor, backed by 2GB RAM. On the back of the smartphone is a 13MP camera, while a 5MP camera in in front.
This is not the first time Vivo is making the world’s thinnest smartphone. In 2013, Vivo’s X3 was the thinnest smartphone at 5.75mm thickness.