Android smartphones nowadays feature dual-core and even quad-core processors that need ever larger, more powerful batteries to keep the device running.
One would think that because of these increasing requirements, handheld devices would become bulkier. But the trend has fortunately been in the opposite direction, with manufacturers looking to cram as much as they can in the smallest amount of space. At one point, the Huawei Ascend P1S at 7.7 mm was considered the slimmest in the world, as claimed by the Chinese company back in January during CES, until the Oppo Finder burst onto the scene.
Granted, there are rumors of the ZTE Athena which, at 6.2 mm, will likely take over the title, but for now, with the Athena still being only a rumor, the official slimmest device is still the Oppo Finder, measuring in at 6.65 mm. Apart from the most talked about one, other specifications of the device include:
- 4.3″ Super AMOLED display
- 800×480 resolution
- 125 grams, 125×66×6.65 (mm)
- dual-core 1.5 Ghz processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal memory
- 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
- Android 4.0 out of the box
As you can see, the device is no slouch in the specs department either. The good news, at least if you are a resident in China, is that the Oppo Finder is now available for pre-order for ¥2498 (~$393). Pre-orders close on June 24 and the device is expected to ship from July 1. No information on a potential worldwide release is available. You can head on over to Oppo online store to place your order now.
With the Huawei Ascend P1S an early contender, and the ZTE Athena likely on the way, the race for the world’s slimmest smartphone is shaping up nicely, but for now, the Oppo Finder is quite comfortably at the top.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the Oppo Finder? How important will the tag of “world’s slimmest phone” be for you when you choose your next device? Let us know in the comments section below.