It does feel as though the pressure to roll out the world’s thinnest smartphone is telling, especially among the various smartphone manufacturers. The folks over at Oppo certainly made the world turn on its head earlier this week after lifting the veil on their smartphone that measures all of just 4.85mm, which is roughly 0.19” in thickness. Apparently, that particular mantle is not going to remain with them for long, as their rival Vivo could be working on something that is slimmer, and we are talking about a rather considerable margin here.
Just how much slimmer will it be? Apparently, an image of the upcoming handset was posted on Weibo, China’s very own social network, earlier this week, where it depicted a thickness that is roughly half that of the iPhone 5s. In other words, we could be looking at a potentially new champion for the world’s thinnest smartphone at 0.15” or 3.8mm thereabouts, which would certainly smash Oppo’s record by close to an entire mm, now how about that?
Apart from the apparent thinness of the handset, nothing else is known about the phone where its hardware specifications are concerned, so we do hope that with the passage of time, more details will be revealed.