You should know the drill by now: to create some online buzz for phone X, upload video of said phone being used as a hammer, or being blended and microwaved. The list of gadget-torturing activities goes on. Why should it be any different for the current holder of world’s thinnest smartphone, the Oppo Finder? Just because the phone is 6.65mm thin doesn’t mean it cannot handle a little bit of pressure test. Will the Oppo Finder succeed or will it crack under pressure?
We’re going to go ahead and spoil the result for you. The Oppo Finder managed to survive after it was used to put some nails to their rightful place in the wooden board from all angles. It survived with [...]
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 [...]
Just when you thought the Oppo Finder and its 6.65mm chassis is about to clinch the world’s thinnest smartphone title, along comes another contender that will have Oppo scrambling to go to the gym and do a double check in front of the vanity mirror. ZTE is here to spoil the party for Oppo, by introducing a 6.2mm thick phone that is, for now, known as the Athena.
The ZTE Athena was first spotted in Sina Weibo, where a number of pictures were shared by the company’s director. Though they didn’t come with any specs, a source told Engadget that the ZTE Athena will be powered by a multi-core Cortex-A15 processor and boast a 720p IPS display. From the pictures, it appears to [...]