Top 10 smartphone maker Gionee brought what's claimed to be the world's slimmest smartphone to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week. The 5.55 mm thin Elife S5.5 features a Full HD AMOLED display at 441 ppi, is powered by an octa-core processor and has a battery that's reported to last all day with heavy use.
The 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55 mm (5.7 x 2.76 x 0.22 in), 130 g (4.6 oz) Elife S5.5 has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution Super AMOLED+ capacitive multitouch LTPS display, runs the company's Amigo 2.0 operating environment (based on Android 4.2), and is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MTK 6592 processor backed up by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of solid state storage.
"The Elife S5.5 is crafted with a distinct metallic frame and Corning Gorillas Glass Uni-Body," says William Lu, President of Gionee. "It uses the world’s thinnest AMOLED Screen, thinnest PCB board with a 0.6 mm and 0.4 mm glass rear cover."
The single-SIM smartphone features a rear-facing 13 megapixel autofocus camera with up to ISO1600 sensitivity, and a 5 MP snapper with a 95 degree ultra-wide-angle lens at the front.
Despite its slim profile, it boasts a non-removable 2300 mAh Li-ion battery, with the promise of an even more capacious 2450 mAh battery available in the next upgrade. Configurations will support 3G and 4G/LTE networks, there's Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB 2.0 with support for OTG.
The 3G model is due to be released shortly in 40 countries for around US$370, with the LTE version following in June.
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