Gionee Elife S5.5 goes official as the world’s thinnest smartphone!

Gionee announced the Gionee Elife S5.5 earlier today, a 5.5mm thick smartphone which happens to be the uber-thin device we talked about a few weeks back!

China and its obsession with thin smartphones. Vivo, OPPO, and now Gionee; there seems to be a broad interest in the Chinese audience for slim smartphones like this one. The Gionee Elife S5.5 comes with not only a razor-sharp 5.5mm body, but also specifications that should impress most. Perhaps not the 2014-esque Snapdragon 800 and 1440p screen, but something which you perhaps will settle for given your fancy for slim smartphones.

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The device packs a quad-core 1.7GHz processor of unspecified make (1.7GHz…could it be a Snapdragon 600?), along with 2GB of RAM beneath a 5-inch screen, again of unspecified resolution. Gionee surprise with a 2300mAh battery that they’ve somehow manged to fit into the 5.5mm profile, which they claim has enough in it to take you through one entire day.

For the shutterbugs, the Elife S5.5 comes with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front camera. No fancy terms like f/2.0 or sapphire lens were supplied, so we assume it will be the average 13 mega-pixel sensor.

A 3G variant of the device is already up for pre-order in China for $370, with an LTE version set to come this June. Gionee will also be releasing the device in 40 other markets through the year.

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  1. Ivo001
    February 19, 2014

    That battery in that body is amazing.

    • February 19, 2014

      Yeah, very surprising.

    • antidumb
      February 19, 2014

      actually battery can be so thin, for example 3.7v 5ah only 3mm thin 67x96mm size
      but due the construction of smartphone let say the-arrangement-of-PCB-and-housing-that-lacks-of-RnD many oem just using old smartphone blueprint architecture ;p

  2. Faux-News
    February 19, 2014

    5inch screen plus those top and bottom bezels, means the size of it vertical wise would be big and hence managed to squeeze in the battery.

  3. dag
    February 19, 2014

    this device will pack an octacore 1.7 processor, def a 6592

  4. Mayank Arora
    February 20, 2014

    hey…yash garg…can u that when does gionee e7 mini official came in indian market….

  5. Mayank Arora
    February 20, 2014

    hey yash garg can u plz tell me when does E7 mini came in indian market official for sale..?