Oppo and Gionee have been passing the world’s thinnest smartphone title between each other for years, now Oppo are ready to snatch it right back.
Starting with the Oppo Finder 3, Oppo have always been keen to show that they can create a smartphone that not only packs features but is thin to look at and hold too. Since then though we have seen plenty of other thin Oppo phones, but it is rivals Gionee who currently hold the title.
Gionee’s Elife 5.1 is a 5.1mm thin smartphone, that has been on sale for the past few months. Seeing Gionee hold on to the title is certainly eating at Oppo who today started to tease that they are ready to fight back.
As usual the reports appeared on Weibo first and have quickly spread around the Chinese tech press. Details are hard to come by but it looks like Oppo will be launching a smartphone with a body of just 4+mm in the coming weeks.
Such a thin phone surely isn’t going to be cheap, so we believe this narrow flagship fill have LTE and run one of the latest 64bit Mediatek processors. Sizing will be between 5 – 5.5inch, but it is the size of the battery and the consequent battery life which we are most intrigued with. Will such a thin phone pack enough power for a whole day?
With this news Gionee are sure to retaliate, and we also have to keep an eye on Vivo who are also known for making equally slender devices.