No phone is thinner than the Umeox X5

The X5 sacrifices power to pack everything into a thinner frame

Nothing ever stays the same for long in the tech world. On June 18th Huawei claimed the title for having the thinnest smartphone in the world with the Ascend P6. Now, just a week later, the Chinese company Umeox have outdone them.

The razor thin Umeox X5 is the new champion for thinnest smartphone at an impressive 5.6 mm (‪0.22 inches). This is a surprising accomplishment, but one that comes at a price. Without drastically new technology, it is only possible to shrink things down to a certain point before you have to start sacrificing features, and so the X5 ends up with very mediocre internals.

The new mobile device features a 5.3-inch 960 x 540 HD LCD display, a dual core 1 GHz Media Tek A9 processor, 1 GB RAM, a meager 4 GB internal memory, a front-facing 3 MP camera, a back-facing 8 MP camera, Android 4.2.2, and DTS Premium Sound. Despite the drastic cuts, Umeox still managed to squeeze a 2700 mAh battery into the device which they claim offers three days of battery life.

The X5 is available now in China starting at 1588 RMB (US$258.25). A European launch is expected later this summer, with France scheduled to receive it first.

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Craig Munro, 2013-06-27 (Update: 2013-06-27)