Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo recently released the world's thinnest smartphone, the Oppo R5, in a Singapore-based event. Measuring at only 4.85mm thick, Oppo's R5 is now officially the world's slimmest smartphone. Till now the title of world's slimmest smartphone was with Gionee Elife S5.1.
Thinner, lighter and powerful smartphones are ready to take on the likes of conventional phones. The Oppo R5 is impressive for one big reason: According to the brand, it's the world's slimmest smartphone, measuring at just 4.85mm thick. Gionee Elife S5.1, by comparison, measures in at 5.1mm thickness.
The era of thin smartphones have arrived, it seems. Big-ticket smartphone players, including Apple and Samsung, are openly supporting thin smartphones. Samsung's latest premium handset, for instance, the Galaxy Alpha measures in at just 6.7mm. Apple is also not far behind in the race. The iPhone 6 measures in at 6.9mm, while the iPhone 6 Plus is slightly thicker at 7.1mm.
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Samsung's first metal-clad phone has been well received by consumers and critics alike. It has a 4.7-inch screen and more importantly one of the slimmest phones available onto market. It weighs just 115g (6.7mm), making it lighter than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (129g).
Highlighted Specifications: 4.7-inch display; 1.8GHz and 1.3 GHz Octa-core; 2GB RAM; 32GB storage; Android 4.4.4; 12-megapixel camera; 4G LTE; NFC; Bluetooth 4.0; 4K video at 30fps; fingerprint sensor; heart rate sensor.
Asking price - Rs. 39,990
The Apple iPhone 6 is a lot more comfortable to hold than previous generation iPhones. It's big, but not so big. It might not be as cool looking as the HTC One (M8), it nevertheless feels great. It measures in at 6.9mm in terms of thickness.
Highlighted Specifications: 4.7-inch screen; Apple A8 processor; Up to 128GB storage; NFC; iOS 8, Touch ID; Apple Play
Asking price - Rs. 53,000 onwards
At just 4.85mm thick, the Oppo R5 is the 'slimmest smartphone' in the world. It's a great looking piece of tech, but unfortunately doesn't support a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset might get launched in India by December 2014.
Highlighted Specifications: 5.2-inch FHD screen; 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor (quad 2.1-GHz and quad 1.5-GHz; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of internal storage; 13MP rear camera; 5MP front-facing camera; 2,000mAh battery; Android 4.4 KitKat.
Asking price - TBA
Gionee's Elife S5.1, which measures in at 5.1mm thick, is said to land in India sometime this month. The device comes in a thin 5.1 mm shell comprising both glass and metal.
Highlighted Specifications: 4.8 inch screen; 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm snapdragon processor; 1 GB of RAM; 16 GB ROM; 8MP camera; 4G LTE support; Android 4.4 KitKat
Asking price- TBA
The newly launched Samsung Galaxy A5 measures in at 6.7mm thick, making it one of the slimmest handsets to date. The device is crafted out of aluminum, instead of polycarbonate plastic. The Korean firm says the Galaxy A5 will launch in "select markets, including China" in November.
Highlighted Specifications: 5-inch AMOLED 720p HD screen; 1.2GHz quad-core processor; 2GB of RAM;16GB of native storage; microSD support; 13-megapixel rear facing camera; 5MP front-facing shooter; 2,300mAh;Android 4.4 KitKat.
Asking price- TBA