China’s Gionee began the this week and the month with the release of a new slender smartphone! The Gionee S5.1 is now the world’s thinnest LTE smartphone on the market.
Gionee have quite a romance with creating thin phone which all started with the S5 launched earlier this year. Since the original Elife S5 launched we have seen an update with Snapdragon processor, and now a 2nd generation S5.1 with even thinner body.
The Gionee S5.1 now measures an impressive 5.1mm, the overall dimensions being just 139.8 x 694. x 51mm, so it is not just thin it is narrow and short too, making it perfect for slipping in to skinny jeans or a handbag, the spaces the stylish phone is intended to fill.
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Of course having a 4.8-inch display does keep the size down, and it is great to see Gionee use an AMOLED panel with resolution of 1280 x 720 that is surely going to look stunning on the sub 5-inch panel. Other features include a Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel camera, and LTE which will work on TD-LTE networks only for now.
The narrow body does mean the battery in the Gionee has been restricted to only 2100mAh which might be a sore point for some customers, but the low power processor and small screen should mean that it isn’t as troublesome as it might have been.
The stylish slender phone will come in a range of designer colours too including pink, white, black and light blue. Current Gionee have only released the S5.1 in China, however it will probably arrive in India and some EU countries over the coming weeks.