June 24, 2013
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Well, that didn’t last long. Mere weeks after Huawei declared the Ascend P6 the world’s thinnest smartphone, UMEOX, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, dethroned it with the X5. Leaked nearly a month beforehand but formally unveiled today, the device is both ultrathin and record-breaking: the X5 is only 5.6mm thick. That’s more than a half millimeter thinner Huawei’s P6, which is pretty amazing considering the P6’s 6.18mm thinness, and 1.33mm less thick than Oppo’s R809T, another super-thin phone.

UMEOX didn’t provide much information about the X5’s internals, but did reveal the device is powered by a MediaTek SOC, contains a dual-core CPU, and features a 4-inch LCD panel. UMEOX said it plans to launch the phone in French markets beginning this summer, but mum’s the word when, exactly.

Kyle Wiggers
Kyle Wiggers is an avid writer, web designer, podcaster, and video producer with an acute interest in all things technology. When not reviewing or commentating on gadgets, apps, and videos, he enjoys reading New Yorker feature articles, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.
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