Vivo X5 Max: World's Slimmest Smartphone Pegged for India Launch Next Week
Vivo X5 Max: World's Slimmest Smartphone Pegged for India Launch Next WeekVivo Mobile India

Chinese telecommunication major Vivo Mobile is gearing up to enter the burgeoning Indian smartphone market with new X5 Max, touted to be the world slimmest handset, next week.

The company has reportedly begun sending out invites to select media houses for the impending global launch of X5 Max and also Vivo Mobile's entry into India on 15 December.

The invite (courtesy, BGR India) reads –

"Block your date countdown begins... As vivo Mobile, with its slimmest phone in the world is about to enter your life Embrace Hi-Fi & Smart. All you've ever dreamed of is now just a touchscreen away! X5 Max enters India, join us for the extravagant launch" -- Vivo Smart Phone.

Vivo X5 Max is said to boast just 4.75 mm thickness and if this turns out to be true, the new phone will overtake the current record holder Oppo R5 (4.85 mm), who just a month ago beat Gionee Elife S5.1 as the slimmest phone in the world.

Other specifications of X5 Max include 13.0-megapixel camera on the rear-side, a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front, 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen and runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat is powered by 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek SoC (System on Chip) backed by 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable).

With the launch of X5 Max, Vivo Mobile becomes the seventh well established Chinese brand to set foot in India after Lenovo, ZTE, Gionee, Oppo, Xiaomi and OnePlus.

[Read More: Vivo Xplay 3S: World's First 2K (2560x1440p) Display Smartphone Unveiled]

Vivo is also credited with launching the world's first QHD (aka 2K: 2560x1440p) display based smartphone Xplay 3S. It was launched exactly a year ago, much before like Oppo, LG, and Samsung unveiled their flagship devices in 2014.

[Image Credit: Vivo Mobile India]