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Sunday, 7 December 2014

World’s ‘slimmest’ smartphone coming to India on December 15.............

NEW DELHI: Chinese mobile device brand Vivo is all set to make its debut in the Indian market with the launch of X5Max, touted to be the world's slimmest smartphone. 

The company had announced the move last week and has now sent media invites for an event scheduled to be held on December 15 in New Delhi, where it will unveil the Vivo X5Max. 

The phone appeared online on Chinese certification agency TENAA's website where it's hardware specifications were also revealed. The phone measures 4.75mm, and is 0.10mm thinner than Oppo R5, believed to be the world's slimmest smartphone. 

Vivo X5Max sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920p) display. Powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek oct-core processor and 2GB RAM, the phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat. 

It sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The phone is expected to support all major connectivity options including 4G TD-LTE, offering support for Indian 4G bands. 

Earlier, Gionee, another Chinese mobile brand, had launched he Elife S5.1, its slimmest phone ever, in India at Rs 18,999. The phone measures just 5.1mm in thickness. 

Gionee's Elife S5.5 was considered the world's slimmest smartphone before the launch of Oppo R5, which measures just 4.85mm in thickness. Powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core 64bit processor and 2GB RAM, the phone sports a 5.2-inch full-HD AMOLED display. It comes with 16GB internal storage. The Oppo R5 does not sport a 3.5mm headset port and uses a micro-USB adapter for audio output. The phone is expected to make its India debut later this month. 

Interestingly, both Oppo and Vivo brands are owned by BBK Electronics.