Vivo X5 Max World's Thinnest Smartphone Now In India

Vivo X5 Max World's Thinnest Smartphone Now In India
Vivo X5 Max World's Thinnest Smartphone Now In India

Vivo's super thin X5Max recently nabbed the crown of the thinnest smartphone in the world, coming in at a mere 4.75mm. The phone was officially announced last week and the company has now launched it in India.

The vivo X5Max is priced at Rs. 32,980 ($525), which is a bit steep coming from an unknown brand in the country. Most Chinese manufacturers have so far targeted a more budget friendly price points, which is what most people are comfortable spending on these phones.

The Vivo X5 Max sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display of 1080p resolution and has dual SIM slots - one for a microSIM and the other for nanoSIM cards, which if not needed can be used to accommodate a microSD card.

Under the thin hood of the Vivo X5 Max resides a Snapdragon 615 chipset with an 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit CPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB.

Vivo has managed to fit a 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor at the back along with an LED flash. At the front, there's a 5MP snapper for selfies. Unlike its closest competitors in terms of waistline, the Oppo R5, the X5 Max sports a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4-based Funtouch OS 2.0. Apparently, Vivo thinks that Karaoke is an important activity for the X5 Max owner and has preloaded a Karaoke app that uses the Yamaha YSS-205X chip, which is further enhanced by the Hi-Fi 2.0 support from the phone's speakers.

It remains to be seen how vivo's pricing strategy pays off for them.

Vivo X5 Max main specs

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage (expandable with microSD)
  • 13MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • Android KitKat based Funtouch OS 2.0

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