Dispute is splitting hairs!
The iPhone 5 may not be the world’s thinnest smartphone as previously announced and claimed by Apple. A few rival manufacturers may be able to pick holes in this argument in what is really a battle of millimetres. The iPhone 5 clocks in at just 7.6mm, but Huawei announced its Ascend P1 S, which measures just 6.68mm at its thinnest point. The criteria for thinnest phone may cause a sticking point here because the P1 S does feature a thicker bulge at one end. Huawei has avoided revealing the dimensions of this since the announcement at CES 2012.
Fellow Chinese manufacturer Oppo may have a more valid claim with its Finder. The Finder measures 6.65mm at its thinnest point, but just 7.1mm at its thickest. The Finder was never going to be someone’s first choice when thinking of a thin smartphone as it does not have 4G and is unavailable outside of China.
Meanwhile, the newly available Motorola Droid Razr M stands alongside the Finder and clocks in at 7.1mm according to Motorola’s specs.
Apple may have gotten caught up in its own hype with such a definitive announcement. The marginal difference between phones will not impact on sales in the slightest. After all the chunky, in the loosest sense of the word, Samsung Galaxy S III has gone on to sell over 20 million handsets.