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.