With smartphones in the current state, “thin is in” as every smartphone manufacturer seems to be pushing to get phones to be as thin as they can possibly make them without having to sacrifice to much in the way of durability and battery life, and one of the newest thin devices to be seen is a smartphone called the Elife S7 which is manufactured by a Chinese smartphone company called Gionee. The Elife S7 joins other thin profile handsets like the Vivo X5 max and the recently announced Coolpad Ivvi K1 Mini. The Gionee Elife S7 appears to be the thinnest phone to date(although the device isn’t yet available)measuring at a staggeringly thin 4.6mm according to the source.
While the source states that the device will be 4.6mm thin, most of Goinee’s previous devices have fallen under a name which was evident of how thin the devices were, like the Elife S5.1 measuring 5.1mm thin. This wouldn’t be the first time that a manufacturer broke away from their usual naming scheme when it comes to a device, but that detail is something to think about. While some consumers may worry that opting for a super slim handset will require them to forfeit something in another area of the device, consumers aren’t alone as Gionee’s head of global marketing apparently feels that a competition between companies to produce the world’s slimmest handset is getting out of hand and may be causing a device to lose performance just to come in with a device a little thinner than the competition.
If this statement is how the majority of people at Gionee feel about handset design, it’s a tad bit weird to have a device in development that will be thinner than any other handset on the market upon launch. Gionee will be unveiling the Elife S7 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 event which starts on March 1st,(Ginoee’s product launch of the Elife S7 is slated for March 2nd.)and is only a couple of weeks away at this point so we should learn more about the dimensions of the device then, as well as actual specifications and pricing details and availability. In the mean time, you can check out some of these photos that are allegedly of the Elife S7 in the wild which do depict an extremely thin handset. What do you think?