Umeox's 5.6mm X5 heading for IFA 2013, will launch in Europe

Umeox's 5.6mm X5 heading for IFA 2013, will launch in EuropeWe've just heard about the sub-6mm BBK Vivo X3, the latest pretender to the “world's thinnest smartphone” crown, but a couple of months back we covered another super-skinny handset in development – the Umeox X5.

And now it looks like the BBK will miss out, as the 5.6mm thin Umeox X5 is reportedly heading for an official launch at IFA 2013 next month, confirming initial rumours that it will be sold not only in the Far East but closer to home too.

That's not normally the case with more obscure brands and devices that pop up in Asia, so well done to Umeox for bucking the trend – although the X5 will apparently be sold not as the Umeox X5 but as the Thomson X5, presumably because they believe the latter will sound better to Euro types.

Aside from the slinky 5.6mm chassis, there's a bit of confusion as to what else the Umeox/Thomson X5 will have on board.

The original report in June claimed a 5.3in 720p display, along with 8MP/3MP cameras, but the latest version of events supplied by GizChina sees the claimed screen size come down all the way to 4in, while the cameras are said to both be 5MP units now.

That aside, all we know is it'll have a MediaTek processor inside, and will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

We'll no doubt get the rest of the skinny (sorry!) once IFA 2013 rolls around in a few weeks' time.

Via Unwired View

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