The last time we checked the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra held the title of World's Thinnest Smartphone (along with world's longest name) with a chassis measuring 6.45mm thick.
But Oppo, the company it snatched the title away from, is about to fight back with the previously unheard of R809T, which is due to launch in China on April 26 with a waifish waistline just 6.13mm thick.
According to the rumours, the Oppo R809T will boast a 4.5in 720p touchscreen, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and 1GB of RAM.
But it's the R809T's overall dimensions that are the real talking point – if by “talking point” you mean uttering an indifferent “huh” and then getting on with your life.
Still, it's interesting in the sense that three or four years ago people would have laughed at you if you suggested we'd soon be seeing phones just the other side of 6mm thick.
So does that mean we'll be talking about smartphones 3 or 4mm thick in a few years from now, as ridiculous as it sounds at present? For that matter, does anyone actually care?
Via Unwired View