Gionee, a Chinese smartphone maker, has introduced its slimmest smartphone, dubbed Gionee Elife S5.5. At just 5.5mm thick, the smartphone may just be the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device has been listed for pre-order on the company's China page, at roughly $370 (translating to about Rs. 23,000).
At its thickness, the Gionee Elife S5.5 surpasses the Vivo X3 smartphone, which is 5.75mm thick, and is way thinner than the Xperia Z Ultra which is 6.5mm thick.
The smartphone will runs the company's Amigo UI on top of Android. The Gionee Elife S5.5 features a 5-inch display with no word on its resolution and display quality. The Elife S5.5 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU paired with 2GB of RAM. The camera options of the handset include a 13-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front camera for video calls.
Maintaining its slim profile, the Gionee Elife S5.5 manages to pack in the same battery as seen in the firm's flagship, Elife E7 - 2300mAh that can run for a whole day in a single charge.
The 3G model of Elife S5.5 is up for pre-order in China, and will be launched in 40 more countries globally. Engadget reports the LTE version of the Elife S5.5 will arrive in June.
Gionee on Monday launched two new Android smartphones in India. The Gionee M2 and the Gionee Gpad G4 have been are priced at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 18,999 respectively, as per their listing on the company's India page. Both the dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphones run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and are now officially available for purchase.