Vivo X3 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, but for how long?

The Vivo X3 is nearly at half the thickness of conventional smartphones and yet, the company hasn’t compromised on features. The title of the world’s slimmest handset was earned by the Huawei Ascend P6 when it went official back in June. Well, its reputation has been short-lived as the 6.18mm thick device has lost the crown to the X3 that has an incredible 5.75mm profile. What we’d like to know is – For how long can this piece of hardware hold its title before something better comes along?

Manufactures have been aiming for the world’s slimmest moniker with their devices from years now, and that isn’t likely to change. Things are probably going to go down to mere millimeter differences, if you were to ask us. The Vivo X3 has been announced in color options of white and blue. The 5.75mm slimness is only available on the latter shade, while the former choice will deliver a slightly thicker 5.95mm profile. The device falls in the mid-range segment with a decent offering of hardware. The Vivo X3 sports a 5-inch 720p IPS display and a 5MP camera on the front, while the rear plays host to an 8MP snapper with 1080p recording.

Vivo X3

The heavy lifting is done by a 1.5GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor with memory needs in the hands of 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. There’s no option for storage expansion. The 150-gram smartphone also packs in a 2000mAh battery and an ESS ES9018 audio DSP chip. On the software front, Android 4.2 runs the show accompanied by various enhancements including gestures controls which allow users to jump into any application with a few swipes across the screen when off.

A post on Android Community notes that the Vivo X3 will be available first in China starting September 1 for CNY 2,498 which translates to roughly US $410. The device is also expected to have a global launch.