Just as promised, Vivo officially launched the X5 Max today. This is the thinnest smartphone in the world with a profile of just 4.75mm achieved with the help of one the thinnest screens measuring just 1.36mm thick.
The Vivo X5 Max sports a 5.5" Super AMOLED display of 1080p resolution and has dual SIM slots - one for a microSIM and the other for nanoSIM cards, which if not needed can be used to accommodate a microSD card.
Under the thin hood of the Vivo X5 Max resides a Snapdragon 615 chipset with an 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit CPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB.
Impressively, Vivo has managed to fit a 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor at the back along with an LED flash. At the front, there's a 5MP snapper for selfies. Unlike its closest competitors in terms of waistline, the Oppo R5, the X5 Max sports a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The X5 Max runs Android 4.4.4-based Funtouch OS 2.0. Apparently, Vivo thinks that Karaoke is an important activity for the X5 Max owner and has preloaded a Karaoke app that uses the Yamaha YSS-205X chip, which is further enhanced by the Hi-Fi 2.0 support from the phone's speakers.
Vivo will start selling the phone on December 22 for $485 (CNY 2,998).