gionee gn9005 tenaaEarlier this year a company called Gionee unveiled the Elife S5.5. The handset was dubbed the world’s thinnest smartphone that measured an impressive 5.5mm thick. However it looks like that record could soon be shattered by none other than the company themselves, thanks to recent certification from China’s TENAA.

According to the certification, the new handset GN9005 by Gionee is expected to measure 5mm thick, meaning that the Chinese company managed to outdo themselves. Previously with the Elife S5.5, they managed to beat out the Vivo X3 by 0.25mm, so by shaving 0.5mm from their previous efforts, well let’s just say that it’s mighty impressive.

Unfortunately due to the slim nature, certain luxuries had to be sacrificed. This means that if you were hoping for a powerhouse of a device, you might be disappointed. Instead Gionee’s upcoming handset is expected to feature a 4.8-inch 720p AMOLED display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-faciong camera, and a 2,050mAh battery.

No word on when Gionee plans on making their announcement or if it will even be available stateside, but either way regardless where they are planning on launching it, safe to say that they will be able to claim bragging rights, assuming that no new device manages to beat them from now until its launch.

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