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Vivo X5 Max’s secrets to thinness revealed in teardown

As part of its teaser campaign for the Vivo X5 Max, the company explained how it managed to make the handset only. 4.75mm thick – by pushing most components around the rim of the device. If that sounds a bit abstract, these teardown photos will help.

The Vivo X5 Max stole the title of “the world’s thinnest smartphone” from the Oppo R5 just a week ago.

It has a 5.5″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen so it’s tall and wide, but very thin – 4.75mm, down from the 4.85mm thickness of the Oppo R5. The Vivo’s 13MP camera does protrude a bit though and coincidentally disassembly starts from it.

After its protective panel and the loudspeaker panel have been removed, the metal back cover can be taken off. This reveals the L-shaped motherboard, which goes around the thin (but low-capacity) 2,000mAh battery. The loudspeaker assembly (bottom) and motherboard can then be removed.

How long do you think Vivo X5 Max’s dominance as “the world’s thinnest” will last?

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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