The mobile phones have travelled a lot and became a smartphone with capabilities to perform all digital functions that a user may need in daily use and with every model they are improved in specifications and hardware capabilities; the processors became dual core, improved to quad core and octa core. Dimensions are another aspect where many changes have taken place and screens have become wider and taller whereas thickness is reducing. Companies feel pleasure in experimenting in new directions. They are packing more technology in the minimum space. Screens are getting bigger and handsets are becoming thinner. There are many companies who have produced very thin devices and they claim that their particular device is the thinnest in the world. Let us see for interest sake which are the very thin devices and which one wins the title of “the thinnest”.
The new trend is towards tablets and phablets having screens 5 inches and above and the minimum possible thickness.
Vivo X5 Max – 4.75mm
Vivo X5 Max carriers the reputation of minimum thickness so far found in any other smartphone. Probably the users also enjoy holding something unique and uniqueness in the smartphones lies in their features and the thin slim body and manufacturers are exploiting this weakness of the customers. Previously some other handsets was the thinnest and this was not in the market till that time now it has arrived with its smartness and minimum thickness of 4.75mm
Vivo X5 Max has 146 grams weight and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat it has 5.5 inches display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and featured with 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor with Media Tek chipset. Vivo placed 2 GB RAM with 16 GB on board memory which can be further extended externally up to64 GB via microSD card and its powered with 13 mega pixel rear camera with 4160 x 3120 pixels density and 5 mega pixel front facing camera and the battery of the smartphone is Li-Ion battery .
OPPO R5 – 4.85mm
Before a week Oppo announced R5 and at the time of announcement Oppo claimed that this is the thinnest handset till that time. There is no doubt that the Oppo R5 is really slim and only masseurs 4.85mm by dimensions. The handset is made up with stainless steel and the handset micro arc frame and the frame is hand polished.
Oppo R5 is equipped with 5.2 inches full HD display which delivers 423ppi and has Octa core Snapdragon 615 paired with 2 GB RAM and furnished with 13 mega pixel rear camera and 5 mega pixel front facing camera and powered with 2000mAh battery. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and the price of the device is $499 set by the company. Besides these features Oppo R5 contain two special features one is VOOC charging which charge the battery up to 75% within 30 minutes and the 2nd is Cool Element Technology company used liquid metal like substance to make the device cool.
GIONEE ELIFE S5.1 – 5.15mm
Gionee is the Indian origin smartphone with the Elife S5.1 and it has been the thinnest handset with the thickness of 5.15mm so far. It was mentioned in the world record book as a Guinness record holder for the minimum thickness. In fact it started the race of thin size and made successfully a thin handset with elegant looks.
Gionee Elife S5.1 comes with a 4.8 inch AMOLED display and is powered with Snapdragon 400 quad core processor with a speed of 1.2 GHz. Company placed 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory inside the handset and it supports 4G LTE connectivity. The Gionee Elife S5.1 is energized with 2100 mAh battery.
Gionee Elife S5.5 – 5.5mm
This is next in the series of Elife S5 and carries further improvements in many aspects particularly as we are talking, in thickness that is 5.5mm emerging as the thinnest smartphone amongst all rivals. The Giaonee Elife S5.5 has 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and 1.7 GHz Octa Core Processor remaining specs are same as Gionee Elife S5.1
Vivo X3 – 5.57mm
Vivo X3 takes the official place before Gionee Elife and at that time this handset considered worlds slimmest handset it has only 5.57 mm dimensions which is really slim. This is the Android based handset and comes with 5 inches HD display having 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. the device is available in the market in $410 price.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha – 6mm
This is the first Samsung handset Galaxy Alpha comes in full metal body and without any doubt that the handset is so beautiful and powerful and the metal frame increases the durability of the handset. The handset takes the officials place in June 2014 and also stands in world’s slimmest handsets line because even after the metal chassis the handset only measures 6 mm thickness by dimensions and the other specifications of the handset are 4.7 inches AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and featured with Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 and runs Android KitKat operating system it has 2 GB RAM 32 GB on board memory which can be increased up to 128 GB externally and has 12 mega pixel rear and 2 mega pixel front facing camera and energized with 1860 battery which gives the sufficient time backup to the handset.
ZTE is the new manufactures and they launched Athena smartphone and claimed that the handset is ultra-thin Android device and easily able to beats Motorola Droid Razr, Oppo Finder and Huawei Ascend P1 S. ZTE Athena has 6.2 mm thickness and the handset was appear in black color. If we see the specifications of the ZTE Athena, this would be seen with 4.3 inches touch screen display and powered with multi core Cortex A 15 processor and has with 64 GB of internal memory.
Vivo X1 Android based Smart Phone measures 6.55 mm thickness which is quite slim and delicate to handle and this is the reason the handset stands in the list of thinnest handsets. The mobile phone comes with 4.7 inches IPS Display with 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 Processor and energized with good battery capacity of 2000 mAh and the device is hardly available out from China and the other popularity factor of this device is available in juts $400.
Oppo is the Chinese manufactures and they launch their first handset which stands in slimmest handset line known as Oppo Finder. The handset measures 6.65 thicknesses. This device is now available in the market. If we go to the specifications it has 1.5 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and featured with 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display and comes with 16 GB of the internal memory. There is no doubt that Oppo Finder is a high end smart phone and stands in thinnest handsets line with all its glory.
The Vivo X3L is another slim and beautiful handset from Vivo and it carries thickness of 6.75 mm this is not enough the measurements making the mobile phone slimmest 4G smartphone in the market. The device was launched in China and comes with the 5 inch display with 720pixels resolution and powered with Snapdragon quad-core chipset and 2GB RAM.
In the above paragraphs different handsets with minimum thickness have been briefly described. It was only the tell the readers how the evolution of development took place and about all changes that occurred. The plain simple mobile phones were transformed in to smartphones with intensive technology in electronic engineering and communication. Initially the stress was on improvement of technology and later design features were improved. Among the design features dimensions were important. On one side they increased in width and tallness and on the other they reduce in thickness. Along with this feature weight is another factor that kept altering. If there was no improvement in technology such devices could not archive the present dimensions. It was only for the interest for the readers to compile information about these smartphones that had minimum thickness.