Gionee tease their 5mm phone that’s meant to replace the Elife S5.5

As makers of the current thinnest smartphone in the world, the Elife S5.5, Gionee are all set to take their game up by a notch.

The Elife S5.5, as you might already know, comes with a 5.5mm thin body that makes it the king of thin devices in the smartphone world. While some are still astonished as to how Gionee managed to pack all the tech in a 5.5mm body, Gionee have apparently prepared another smartphone that’s even thinner – the GN9005.

The device will, pretty certainly, have a prettier name during launch. Speaking of the launch, it appears as though it isn’t too far thanks to Gionee’s teasers around the device. The company has been aggressively marketing around the aforementioned teasers, and we certainly hope to see the 5mm Gionee phone sooner than later!

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Given that Gionee managed to pack an octa-core CPU, 2GB RAM and a 2300mAh battery into the 5.5mm Elife S5.5, what do you expect from this blade of a phone? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  1. mf1gt3r
    August 24, 2014

    Has anyone used the Elife 5.5? How is the design?. Will the screen crack under minimum to average pressure? When I have answers to these questions then I will comment on their 5mm phone.

    • Airyl
      August 24, 2014

      I’ve tried the S5.5 before. The design is stunning, it’s well built and it’s easy to hold though it can be slightly uncomfortable at times. I’m not sure whether it will break under minimum to average pressure, but C4Etech on YouTube said that his S5.5 was run over by a car before the glass shattered, and even then the screen was still working. I’d say it would take a decent amount of pressure to crack it.

      • mf1gt3r
        August 25, 2014

        Sturdy built. Thanks for the reply.

    • Michael Glass
      August 25, 2014

      I bought the Elife 5.5 which was rebranded as the Blu Vivo IV in the states. The phone itself was very well made and it was ridiculously thin. Everyone who saw it commented on it. The hardware was brilliant. However, the software was downright horrible. And being a mediatek phone with no source kernel released, it was very hard to change it to a better rom. (I bricked it 3 times before giving up). I sorely missed LTE. and the battery needed a quick charge sometime during the day for it too last a whole day. But what do you expect from a 5.5mm phone. If this came with vanilla android, or was easily able to use an AOSP rom, it would have been one of my favorite phone ever.

  2. Parth
    August 25, 2014

    We want 1800MHz FDD and 2300MHz TDD LTE and 3000Mah battery from Gionee. If this is given its sufficient to have that phone even with 7mm thinness.