We first told you about the upcoming Umeox X5 at the end of last month, when it was still nothing more than a rumor. A rather implausible one, that is. A 5.6 mm thin smartphone? Is something like that even possible? And if so, why would it make sense?
For marketing purposes, of course. Many Chinese phone makers are now using slimness as a key differentiating factor, and Umeox has certainly observed this and decided it should step in.
With a 5.6 mm smartphone indeed. The thickness (or rather lack thereof) has been confirmed on the company’s own website, where a giant teaser image for the Umeox X5 can now be found (and you can see it above).
Furthermore, we now get a few more details about the specs of this handset (the last time we heard about it, we only had its full dimensions to go on). So, the X5 will come with a 5.3-inch touchscreen (the resolution is unknown for now), a dual-core processor, an 8 MP rear camera, a 3 MP front camera, and it should run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
So it’s certainly got lower-end specs than the Huawei Ascend P6. But the Umeox X5 is now the world’s thinnest smartphone, having just stolen that crown from the aforementioned Huawei device.
Surprisingly, GSM Insider tells us that the Umeox X5 will be headed to Europe, where it will become available in France first sometime “this summer”. More countries could follow. This is interesting because none of the smaller Chinese smartphone makers (except Oppo) have ever officially sold their wares outside of China. With their excellent price/features ratios, though, we’d like more and more to join the global market as soon as possible. And maybe they will, who knows.