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Reduced by 10%: The World's Thinnest Smartphone. Again!

Kris Carlon
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Less than a week after Huawei released the world's thinnest smartphone, the Ascend P6 at 6.18 mm, another Chinese smartphone manufacturer, UMEOX, has just released the X5 which squeezes in at just 5.6 mm, a full 10% thinner than the previous week-long record holder.

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My Chinese is not so good, but the selling point of this new smartphone hinges on the 5.6 mm thickness / © UMEOX

Despite the crown, which may not last long either, UMEOX is a relatively unheard-of manufacturer and will have to work hard to ship handsets based purely on dimensions if they want to effectively compete with slightly thicker but more feature-packed devices.

Details are scarce, other than a July release in China and limited European release in the summer (France only at present, as evidenced by the promo image below), running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with pretty standard specs for a new release smartphone, but apparently only running a dual-core processor. Other than the thickness there's not much else to set it apart, and details are still pretty sketchy.

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A sexy, slim body, but has the UMEOX X5 got the guts to pack a punch?  / © Hersteller/Ringer's Blue Men

It's a stylish looking phone though, and if the price is right, and the battery life up to snuff, it could just be a bit of a steal for anyone wanting a super-thin talking point without necessarily needing high-end specs. With phones getting this thin though, you'll need to have two if you want to drink with an Offline Glass!

The record-snatching dimensions of the UMEOX X5 mean at the very least we'll likely see more profile dieting from other manufacturers on upcoming models too, so it may not be too long before the world's thinnest title may again be snatched from the jaws of victory.

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  • Nélson Cunha Jun 25, 2013 Link

    In China 5.6mm is small than 5.18mm?

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    Kris Carlon Jun 25, 2013 Link

    Haha, great catch Nelson! Looks like my math isn't so good either. All corrected now, thanks.

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  • Sterling Keys Jun 26, 2013 Link

    Remember those wrist-bands that you could snap around your wrist? I'm waiting for a smartphone that thick.

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  • CJ Brown Jun 27, 2013 Link

    I'm scared by the fact this goal to achieve the thinnest smart phone is only going to result in smart phones that are too brittle and / or will not last very long before you need to replace them ....

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    Kris Carlon Jun 27, 2013 Link

    Oh yeah, smartphone/smartwatch slapbands (is that what they were called?). I like the sound of that!

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