You’d be forgiven for being unfamiliar with Chinese manufacturer BBK. It’s probably fair to say it’s an unknown quantity in the minds of western smartphone consumers.
However, the Chinese chaps are reportedly about to claim their spot in the mobile history books – much to Huawei’s chagrin, with a little something called the Vivo X3, the new world’s thinnest smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is the current world’s thinnest smartphone at just 6.18mm thick, but BBK is set to remorselessly dethrone it.
The specific thickness (or thinness) of the BBK Vivo X3 appears unconfirmed at this stage, but it’s said to be thinner than 6mm.
Otherwise, BBK Vivo X3 specs are unknown, though various speculation machines suggest a rear camera as high as 13MP (based solely on the size of the protrusion) and probably Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2.
Will the BBK Vivo X3 make it to the UK? Not a bloomin’ chance. But are you bothered?
Personally, I find my iPhone 5 verging on too thin (and light), and I don’t feel entirely comfortable with a phone that feels like it could easily snap like a Rich Tea biscuit.
And as I’ve said before, I really wish manufacturers would work on stuff like battery life instead of obsessively shaving off TENTHS OF A MILLIMETRE. When was the last time you saw someone in a phone shop measuring a handset's thickness? Never? Damn straight.