You probably have never heard of the smartphone manufacturer BBK, but they’re a popular Chinese company that has been delivering some top-tier and cutting edge smartphones for quite some time. And coming this month they look to dethrone Huawei and their record-holding Ascend P6 smartphone of the “world’s thinnest smartphone” title. BBK is aiming to launch their new Vivo X3 soon, and it makes phones like the Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5 look fat.
As you can see above, it certainly is one extremely thin phone. There’s no question about that. However, unlike the Ascend P6 the Vivo X3 still has a slight hump for that camera, which takes away some of the appeal. That aside, it’s the thinnest smartphone in the world coming in at 6mm flat.
As a comparison, the Huawei Ascend P6 (see our hands-on) comes in around 6.18mm thin, rocks an 8 megapixel camera, and dropped the battery down to 2,000 mAh just to make everything fit. So while we don’t have any exact specs at this time on the BBK Vivo X3, it’ll likely have to sacrifice similar specs. That camera might end up being 13 megapixel, based on the size of it. Here’s a comparison next to the iPhone 5, just to give you an idea on how sleek this phone is.
There’s no other details on this ultra-thin device at the moment, as far as specs, but a few tipsters have claimed that the company is aiming to host a launch party and announce the device on August 22nd. At least according to the popular site Weibo. The X3 will likely come with Android 4.2.2 out of the box as well, but we’ll confirm the details once it launches later this month.