Smartphones are getting thinner and thinner nowadays. Many people argue that manufacturers should focus on providing better battery life instead of making these devices extremely thin and I tend to agree with that. That, of course, doesn’t stop manufacturers from making only a few millimeters thick phones and not worry that much about battery life, as long as it has a chance of lasting a full day of use. We’ve already seen extremely thin smartphones and the thinnest of them all might be on the way in form of Gionee GN9005, which we’ve seen leaked already.
Chinese manufacturer UMi has teased its UMi Zero smartphone in the past, nothing concrete though. Reports, on the other hand, have stated it will have extremely fast charging and great metallic build quality. We have yet another teaser for you, this time how thin this device is. If you check out the leaked image below you’ll see this phone compared to the iPhone 6, Meizu MX4 and Xiaomi Mi4. These three phones are 6.9, 8.9 and 8.9 millimeters thick, respectively. UMi’s upcoming Zero smartphone will be 6.4 millimeters thick it seems. All of these devices have a metallic build quality, I guess that’s why UMi decided to compare their smartphone to these models. This device will feature Samsung’s 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) display once its launched along with Corning Gorilla Glass III on top of it. 3000mAh battery will also be a part of the package.
What are your thoughts on this? We only know some details about the phone thus far, all of which I’ve listed in this article. We don’t know what will the phone look like, though UMi did tease its look (image above). We’re seeing tons of Chinese smartphone as of late, some of them are extremely high-end and very well build, like Meizu MX4 and Xiaomi Mi4 for example. Could this be a direct competitor to those devices? Everything UMi has listed thus far definitely sounds promising, the question is how will the rest of its specifications, hardware and software look like. We don’t know when will it be launched, but I guess that will happen soon. Either way, we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.