The quest to make smartphones as thin as possible will take a new leap later this month when the Ginoee Elife S5.1 is released in China. A "coming soon" listing on a retail website shows that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean device will be just 5.15 mm thick.

As the photo of the smartphone shows above, it's about as thin as a regular pencil. Inside the 4.8 inch display, there's some kind of quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, along with 1 GB of RAM and a 2100 mAh battery.

There's no price mentioned for the Ginoee Elife 5.1, but the listing shows that's it will go on sale in China sometime in September. There's no word on if the smartphone will find its way outside of that country. Would you buy an Android smartphone that's just 5.115 mm thick and do you think we are getting close to seeing smartphones break that 5 mm barrier?

Source: CNMO via PocketNow