Gionee Elife S5.5 pushes the envelope further, is world’s thinnest phone at 5.5mm

Update: It so appears that the phone features a 1.7GHz octa-core processor rather than a quad-core one.

Original story: The just-launched Gionee Elife S5.5 is indeed exploring new territory by becoming the thinnest smartphone available in the market right now. Despite its 5.5mm thin form factor, the new device kicks in a 2300mAh battery which claims to offer a full day’s worth of juice.

It has stolen the crown from the Vivo X3 which happens to be just 5.7mm thick. To give you a fair idea, the newer and slimmer iPad Air measures in at 7.5mm in thickness. So what exactly is the Gionee Elife S5.5 able to cram inside its slender form factor?

Gionee Elife S5.5

As Engadget tells us, a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU of unknown make has been inserted inside this smartphone by its maker. 2GB worth of RAM is present in it as well. The Gionee Elife S5.5 displays its visuals on a 5-inch panel, but its resolution is not known at the moment.

This phone runs the company’s very own Android-based Amigo OS, and provides photo-clicking and video-recording capabilities through its 13MP camera. The snapper on its front surface is 5MP in capacity. Other details about this thin new smartphone still remain a secret.

As one might guess, the Gionee Elife S5.5 is only available in China for the moment. Its 3G version can be pre-ordered for around $370, whereas an LTE version is supposed to be released later for an unknown price. Forty other countries will be getting the smartphone later this year.

Here’s a one-glance look at its specs:

– Display: 5 inches
– OS: Android-based Amigo OS
– Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core
– Memory: 2GB RAM
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2300mAh
– Dimensions: 5.5mm thin
– Connectivity: Separate 3G and 4G models