Gionee is a China based mobile phone company that was established in 2002. It provides mobile phones and smartphones for countries where the major phone manufacturers (such as Samsung or Apple) have little or no access: India, Taiwan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East. Today, Gionee launched the world’s slimmest smartphone in India and the whole world is taking notice. It seems like India is having all the fun, earlier this week rumors sparked that Samsung Galaxy S5 would be available in India with Gear Family.
Gionee Elfie S5.5 – the World’s Slimmest Smartphone
The Elfie S5.5 goes on Indian shelves on 27 April and it has been available in China since 18 March. It costs around $383, or 22,999 Indian Rupees.
The thing that sets the Elfie S5.5 apart from any other smartphone in the world is the fact that it is, at this moment, the world’s slimmest phone at 5.5mm. And aside from its size, the Elfie S5.5 is a pretty good smartphone, the company’s flagship that could very well rival Samsung’s or Apple’s flagship phones.
It features a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display with a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. It has an astounding octa-core 1.7GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM and is running company’s own OS, Amigo which is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version. It has 3G, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
The camera is also pretty impressive: the rear one has 13MP and an LED flash and the front camera (or the selfie camera) has 5MP. The only thing that makes us unhappy about this little gem is the fact that it has no option of expanding the internal storage and the 16GB don’t seem like enough.
As we were saying, the world’s slimmest smartphone measures 145.1 x 70 x 5.55 mm and weighs only 130 grams. The battery is a non-removable 2300mAh that Gionee is pretty blurry about, saying that it will last you more than a day. We’d like to know what more than a day means for Gionee, so if any of you have the world’s slimmest smartphone, the Elfie S5.5, please drop us a line and tell us about the battery.