UMEOX unveils the X5, new world’s thinnest smartphone

by: Kyle WiggersJune 24, 2013


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.

  • MasterMuffin

    I can make a phone that’s 2mm thin. 100mAh battery and other terrible specs BUT IT’S THIN. Seriously this is Ridiculous with a big R

    • NeonMunky

      Agreed, I couldn’t care how thick my phone is so long as it’s got great internals (same thing with my laptop, but to a certain extent).

    • joser116

      You’re everywhere

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  • Zach Mauch

    STOP TRYING FOR THIN PHONES!!!! Phones are plenty thin as it is. What we need is better battery life and prices. If we aren’t shooting for the thinnest phone I bet we can make unlocked phones much cheaper.

    Also, I wouldn’t mind getting more keyboard phones. Or at least keyboard cases.

  • Ryan Castle

    Why do smartphone manufacturers have a fetish for thin phones…?

  • Peeyush Malik

    Come on
    Is Samsung the only manufacturer who doesn’t design good phones.
    I mean this simple phone looks much better than s4