Wico about to launch 5.5mm phone with 5.5-inch display


wico c1 thin android phone

Chinese phone makers have an obsession with building ultra thin Android smartphones, and it simply is not going away. Start-up Wico (not to be confused with Wiko) have announced their first phone will be the 5.5mm thick Wico C1.

Starting a new phone brand in a saturated market like ours is a tricky decision to make. You are either going to sink, like FAEA, or you’re going to swim like Xiaomi, so it is important to start your band as you mean to go on.

The first phone from Wico, the Wico C1, is a very promising start. The phone design is not dissimilar from the LG G3, and has bezels so narrow that they appear to not exist at all! The 5.5-inch phone has a 720p display, 13 mega-pixel camera on the back and 8 mega-pixel on the front.

A 5.5mm body, along with the super narrow screen bezels, is designed to keep the C1 comfortable in even the smallest of hands too. What’s surprising is that although the phone is thin it still manages to conceal a 3050mAh battery inside!

It will be interesting to see what Wico end up offering the C1 by way of features. If they can get LTE and a decent amount of RAM inside they could be on to something!

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16 Comments

  1. Rob
    July 25, 2014

    I like it! Good sized battery and almost bezeless it is indeed a promising start, just need to know when it will be released and more importantly the price!

  2. TheOracle
    July 25, 2014

    Nice looking phone.

  3. Rob
    July 25, 2014

    I like it! Good sized battery and almost bezeless it is indeed a promising start, just need to know when it will be released and more importantly the price!

  4. Marco Lancaster
    July 25, 2014

    Great phone, but i really doubt of 5,5mm, maybe the magnesium frame have this measurement but not the phone.

    • Rob
      July 26, 2014

      I watched a video of this phone on YouTube, the phone is 5.5mm but the camera and flash unit protrudes by another 1-2mm so is probably around 7mm around the lens. That ruins the look for me as I like the back of the phone to be smooth.

      • trapchan
        July 26, 2014

        is it really borderless like the claim?

        • Rob
          July 27, 2014

          No, not quite. Its hard to tell without having the phone in front of you but I would say the bezels are around 1-1.5mm.

  5. TheOracle
    July 25, 2014

    Nice looking phone.

  6. Evgenij Nebotov
    July 25, 2014

    looks delicious, just got a 6592 phone, if they manage to make it in 6595 flavour and not too expensive, i’m ready to upgrade 😀

  7. Marco Lancaster
    July 25, 2014

    Great phone, but i really doubt of 5,5mm, maybe the magnesium frame have this measurement but not the phone.

    • Rob
      July 26, 2014

      I watched a video of this phone on YouTube, the phone is 5.5mm but the camera and flash unit protrudes by another 1-2mm so is probably around 7mm around the lens. That ruins the look for me as I like the back of the phone to be smooth.

    • trapchan
      July 27, 2014

      is it really borderless like the claim?

    • Rob
      July 27, 2014

      No, not quite. Its hard to tell without having the phone in front of you but I would say the bezels are around 1-1.5mm.

  8. Evgenij Nebotov
    July 25, 2014

    looks delicious, just got a 6592 phone, if they manage to make it in 6595 flavour and not too expensive, i’m ready to upgrade 😀

  9. Thor Jane
    July 25, 2014

    They should have enough dignity to not use LG G3 standard wallpaper. Is is just me or this is actually stupid?

  10. Thor Jane
    July 25, 2014

    They should have enough dignity to not use LG G3 standard wallpaper. Is is just me or this is actually stupid?