Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Feb 2014 14:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Gionee has announced what the company claims is the thinnest smartphone in the world. Aside from boasting the most impressive 5.55mm waistline, the Elife S5.5 runs an Android-based Amigo OS, sports an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a duo of 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (back and front).

I've already made the jump to Chinese smartphones early last year, and with still zero complaints about the Find 5, I have no intention of ever going back. Here, too, Gionee, shows that the stereotype we have here of Chinese devices being nothing but clones is starting to get very, very outdated. Influenced by lobbying from western companies, our governments will do all they can to block the influx of Chinese devices for as long as they can, but it won't take long for consumer demand for high-quality devices at low prices to overcome that.

Chinese companies like Oppo, Huawei, Xaomi, and others will do to the device market what Japanese and later South-Korean car brands have done to the car market. If I were a Korean, Japanese, or American device maker - I'd be worried.

Also, I totally want this phone. Beautiful.

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Uhhh...WTH has racism got to do with not trusting an authoritarian totalitarian regime? You gonna scream racism if we don't think North Korea is a nice place to live either?

If you want to stick your head in the sand and pretend there isn't a seriously nasty regime behind those cheap devices, which I might add are cheap BECAUSE said regime doesn't give a rat's ass if the peasants suck pollution and eat toxic waste, that is YOUR business, but don't be throwing the racist card for somebody daring to point out that the Chinese regime has a history of devices coming "pre-Malwared". Or do I really need to post several examples of everything from routers to flash sticks coming from China pre-pwned?

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