In a world where the latest and greatest smartphones being introduced seem to be getting larger and larger screen areas, it seems as though manufacturers are neglecting the other end of their user base, people who may want a smaller device. While the 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note is obviously an outlier, you’d be hard pressed to find a high end Android smartphone with a display smaller than 4.5 inches, and more often than not the trend seems to be settling in at right around 5 inches. So while we are seeing these devices getting larger in length it is possible to cut size in another way, namely width.
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Enter Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Oppo is a company that has most recently been turning heads with it’s flagship device the Oppo Find 5, a smartphone that not only sold out in a few hours in it’s own country but did the same internationally as well. One thing that may stand out with the Find 5 is how slight it is, and that’s their claim to fame. They like to push the envelope by making handsets as thin as is humanly possible.
When Oppo built their Oppo Find 3 at the end of 2011 it was billed as the world’s thinnest smartphone, and with good reason as it was 6.65mm. While it was quickly bested by devices from Alcatel and Vivo that came in at just 6.5mm, it was clear what Oppo wanted their calling card to be, they wanted to be known for their thinner than thin smartphones.
Now it looks like they are about to take that crown back again as there is a handset that is coming down the pipe in the next couple of weeks measuring just 6.13mm thin. That’s less than a quarter of an inch, 0.24 to be exact. Going by the name the Oppo R809T, this phone will feature a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 underneath a 4.5-inch 720p display.
We also know that this device will be launched on April 26th and will be priced at 2500 yuan or around $403 off contract. While there are no specific countries listed yet we know that Oppo has been making their phones available internationally so we be sure to let you know where this will be available.