The Vivo IV, by Blu, was temporarily the world’s thinnest phone, certified by the Guiness Book of Records. Measuring just 5.5mm, it is on sale in the USA now. It was not developed solely by Blu, but is actually a repackaged version of Gionee’s S5.5 smartphone for the US market.
Protected on the front and rear by Gorilla Glass 3 and using a metal chassis, the Vivo IV is protected from bumps and scratches. 4G data connectivity is also featured. Several functions can be controlled through gestures. A call can be placed by raising the phone to your ear (from call history, contacts or message pages); the same gesture, or a hand swept over the screen, can be used to answer an incoming call. Alarms can be silenced by flipping the phone onto its front.
AMOLED technology is used in the 5″ display, which has 1920 x 1080 resolution. Android 4.2 (upgradeable to 4.4) runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU. Blu has fitted the Vivo IV with a Mali 450 GPU, from ARM, 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM.
Blu’s Vivo IV can be purchased now, for $300