Vivo just launched the world’s thinnest smartphone in China. The new phone is called Vivo X5 and it measures 4.75mm thin which means it trumps Oppo’s 4.85mm thin R5 phone. Previous rumors purported the new Vivo phone would be thinner than 4mm.

Vivo Introduces World's Thinnest Smartphone In China

A closer look at Vivo X5’s specs

Other specifications of the phone include a 5.5 inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 64-bit octa-core processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, 200mAh battery, and Android 4.4 operating system.

The handset measures 153.90 × 78.00 × 4.75mm. It also sports dual 4G LTE. The price of the new phone is 2998Yuan (roughly $485 in United States dollars). The phone will be available December 22nd.

Android’s mobile market success

When it comes to smartphones, thin is clearly in. Today’s savvy tech consumers are into larger phablet phones with then bodies. People want phones that look sophisticated and are easy to carry. The new Vivo X5 Max handset appears to be a sophisticated device and it also runs on Android operating system which is one of the most universal mobile operating systems on the market.

In other Android related news, a new report regarding the OS’s immense popularity surfaced on Tech Republic. Android phones remain the most popular with the vast majority of mobile users. In fact, 70% of all new devices run on Android. It’s true that the company’s main rival Apple may be rolling in the dough, especially since iPhone buyers tend to be more affluent and spend more money on apps, there are more people who purchase Android devices.

It helps that Android is available in a wide range of device options ranging from high to low. Android fans can also choose from an array of brands with many of the higher-end devices from Samsung, LG, and HTC. With a wider market reach and a larger number of device sales, Android has a winning formula poised for success now and in the future.