Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has officially announced its latest device, the X5 Max. The new smartphone has been teased by Vivo for several months before its launch with one emphasis; this would be the slimmest smartphone in the market today. Now it seems that Vivo has come good on that claim and X5 Max is now the slimmest phone in the market at 4.75 mm thick.
While that may generate some interest in the device, the X5 Max needs to deliver in terms of hardware to ensure it remains competitive in today’s market. The X5 Max is powered by a decent Snapdrago 615 octa-core processor four 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores. It has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display which also happens to be the world’s thinnest at 1.36 mm. This is supplemented by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable by microSD. The cameras are 13Mp rear and 5MP front. The device is powered by a 2000 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.0.
With this latest device, Vivo has certainly garnered some attention and have outdone a close competitor in the form of Oppo. The unveiling of the X5 Max effectively dethrones the Oppo R5 as the thinnest phone in the world, beating it by a mere 0.1 mm. To further rub salt in the wound, the X5 Max managed to incorporate two more features that were passed up by the Oppo R5; a 3.5 mm audio jack and support for expandable storage up to 128GB.
It looks like Vivo have a really solid device on their hands in the X5 Max and it remains to be seen how it fares in the market today. The X5 Max is now retailing in China for 2998 Yen (approximately RM 1690).