Gionee Elife S5.5 Is The World’s Thinnest Smartphone

Gionee Elife S5.5

Chinese manufacturer Gionee has today unveiled the world’s thinnest smartphone with the Elife S5.5. The device is just 5.55 millimeters thick — which is incredible for a device of its size — and it’s well equipped when it comes to internal hardware. In addition to a 5-inch 720p display, the Elife S5.5 boasts a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an octa-core MediaTek CPU.

That CPU is clocked at 1.7GHz, and it’s coupled with 2GB of RAM and a 2,300 mAh battery that promises to last an entire day on a full charge — something you’d expect from a decent smartphone. There is no LTE connectivity at the moment — it’s 3G only — but Gionee is planning an LTE variant for June.

The Elife S5.5 also comes with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion.

Gionee has priced the smartphone at roughly $370 in China, so we can expect a slightly higher price tag in global markets. Prior to the Elife S5.5, the Vivo X3 held the thinnest smartphone crown, measuring 5.75mm thick.