Vivo X5Max Is Now The World’s Thinnest Smartphone


Oppo recently released a device by the name of R5 that is only 4.85 mm thick, however, another Chinese device manufacturer has left it behind by coming up with a 4.75 mm thick device.Vivo’s X5Max doesn’t pose a very visible difference when you look at it from practical point of view, however, it does support the 3.5mm headphone jack unlike the R5.

The X5Max resembles iPhone 5s and comes with a metallic rim, plastic bands on the rear at bottom and top while also sporting rounded corners. The phone is, however, larger than the iPhone 5s with a screen size of 5.5-inch and 1080p AMOLED while housing a 13 MP camera. The camera increases the girth of the phone by about 2 mm since it sticks out, but that’s just part of owning a smartphone – event the iPhone has this ‘feature’.

X5Max has RAM worth 2GB and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 – an Octa-core chip that supports 64 bit. The chip has 4 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 1GHz Cortex-A53 cores in an ARM big.LITTLE configuration. The device currently runs on Android 4.4.4. However, when the phone gest the Lollipop the 64-bit support will spring into action.

The smartphone will cost you $490 and will not support LTE outside of China. So, who wants one?