With thin being the new must have in any new tablet or smartphone launched these days, it’s no surprise that manufacturers have been pushing their devices to the limit these days. With devices like Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha already pushing the thickness limits to 6.5 mm and 6.7 mm respectively, the competition is already very tough for the thinnest device on the market. Well it looks like Chinese manufacturer Vivo has decided to take things to the next level, with its next device to break all existing records.
The race to create an ever so thinner ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ is about to get crazier than it’s ever been – at least if this leak pans out. Apparently Vivo is working on a smartphone that will be around 3.8mm thin. No, that’s not a typo. The current ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ is the Gionee Elife S5.1, but this upcoming Vivo phone would trump that by 1.3mm. The picture above is reportedly showing us the slim profile of the new device, while the one below compares it to an iPhone 5 or 5S, which are both 7.6mm thick. Two of these Vivo handsets on top of each other are as thick as one of those iPhones. That’s just insane. Of course this could all be a hoax, but if not we’re wondering how big of a battery Vivo managed to cram inside of its new creation. And what kind of hardware components to expect – high-end, mid-range, or low-end? With ‘bendgate’ in our recent past, we also have to ask – will this Vivo smartphone not be very prone to bending since it’s that slim?