While Apple's next-gen iPhone could be the slimmest phone in the world, but there's another handset maker, a Chinese company, which may launch the world's thinnest smartphone sooner or later.
Gionee first dreamt of producing the world's slimmest phone in the form of its Elife S5.5. It hardly measured 5.5mm in terms of thickness, making it the slimmest phone we've seen so far. Now the same smartphone maker may have plans to churn a staggering 5mm thick handset, dubbed the Gionee GN9005.
Well, the original Elife S5.5 was a high-end phone with premium build and finish. But it seems that the upcoming Gionee GN9005 could be a mid-end handset without glamorous hardware specs and features. The handset measures just 5mm thick, as revealed in TENAA certification. The forthcoming phone appears to be restricted for the Chinese market, so there's no surety whether Gionee will release the so-called "GN9005" in other countries.
Talking about its highlighted specifications, the Gionee GN9005 has a 4.8-inch display having a resolution of 720p HD. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unknown type) and 1GB of RAM. The slim smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of box.
The phone also offers 16GB of on-board memory and a respectable 2,050mAh battery. On the negative side, the handset does not support a microSD card slot. In the imaging department, there's an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter on the front.
The upcoming Gionee GN9005 also uses Chinese specific TD-LTE connection. So far the handset seems to be decent enough. However, the big question remains: will Gionee launch their GN9005 in India, which is the fastest growing handset market in the world. Only time will tell. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!