Vivo Teases 3.75mm Thick X5 Max, Explains How It Got So Thin

By 08:32 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 Comments


The Oppo R5 currently holds the title of "world's thinnest smartphone" at 4.85mm but that may not last long since the announcement of the Vivo X5 Max is drawing near.

Also leaked images show the newcomer has a profile of only 3.75mm.

The company is teasing the device by revealing how its impressively slender body was constructed and how it's better than the R5.

In related news leaked photos show someone actually measuring the X5 Max with a caliper, confirming its 3.75mm claim to fame.




Confirming the 3.75mm claim of the Vivo X5 Max with a caliper

How did Vivo achieve this thickness? According to teaser promo materials, there are not many components beneath the screen. Vivo has moved 90% of the internals (some 786 components) along the sides of the screen, instead of having them sandwiched between the classy screen and the back. This will create for one fascinating teardown (an not so moderate bezels, we'd guess).




Anyway, the Oppo R5 had to drop the 3.5mm audio jack (which is almost as tall as the phone's thickness) and utilize a microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) to 3.5mm converter like in the fine recent days. There's also no memory slot – two things Vivo says it will not compromise on with the X5 Max.






Vivo X5 Max teaser images

Interestingly, the upcoming phone will supposedly haged its 3.5mm audio jack, the memory slot and according to TENAA specs will have a 5.5" 1080p screen, 1.7Giga Hertz (GHz) octa-core MediaTek chipset, run Android 4.4 KitKat with 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and pack a slightly bulging 13MP main capturing camera plus a flush 5MP front-facing camera.

The Vivo X5 Max is expected to be announced next month and we may see the Vivo Xplay 5S come out of hiding along with it.

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