Umeox X5 goes official as the newest thinnest smartphone in the world

Well, that surely didn’t take long. Huawei unveiled the Ascend P6 last week, marketing it as the world’s thinnest smartphone, and there’s already a new candidate for the throne. This one comes from a company whose name probably doesn’t ring many bells, but apparently it’s even slimmer than the P6.

Umeox X5 Umeox X5 goes official as the newest thinnest smartphone in the world

Meet the Umeox X5, a phone that allegedly measures an incredible 5.6 mm in thickness. Why all the “apparentlies” and “allegedlies”? Because even if the X5 is technically official, being unveiled by Umeox over the week-end, it’s set to make a commercial debut at an unspecified time “in the summer”.

And I don’t know about you, but I want to wait and see the thing in action before proclaiming it the newest flyweight champion of the world. Who knows, maybe Umeox is bluffing in an attempt to get noticed by the media.

Oh, well, one thing is clear nevertheless and that’s the X5 is hot. True, it may not look as “premium” as Huawei’s Ascend P6, but it’s definitely elegant and sexy. There’s also a possibility the chassis is not made of plastic, though the first official photos are likely intentionally ambiguous.

UmeoxX5 Umeox X5 goes official as the newest thinnest smartphone in the world

As is the list of features for now, with only a couple of things known about X5’s guts. On the software front, there will be Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but in the hardware department we only know of a dual-core processor.

The large 5.3-inch display is also undetailed, but the dual cameras, which are detailed, actually sound pretty nice, packing 8 and 3 MP sensors. Finally, mum’s the word when it comes to pricing and availability, save for the fact the Umeox X5 is to become available in France before all the rest of the world, including China. Odd move for a Chinese phone maker, but maybe they feel like Europe can appreciate “anorexic” gadgets better.

Via [GSM Insider]