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HTC’s next smartphone is really thin

by Jacob Kleinman | May 27, 2015May 27, 2015 8:00 am PDT

Plenty of companies from Oppo to Apple like to put an emphasis on thinness when it comes to smartphone design, working to shave millimeters off of the thickness of new devices. That’s never really been a point of focus for HTC, but the phone-maker may finally follow suit with its next release.

An HTC-made device with the model number WF5w popped up in a recent TENAA listing, revealing a phone that’s just 7.49 millimeters thick. That’s not too impressive compared to the iPhone 6 (6.9 mm) or the Galaxy S6 (6.8 mm), but it’s still a big step forward for HTC. The company’s flagship One M9 is a whopping 9.6 mm thick, while the One E9+ may boast its thinnest current design at 7.5 mm.

The alleged HTC WF5w also sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, an octa-core processor, 13-megapixel cameras in front and back, 16GB of storage with microSD support, 2GB of RAM and a pair of front-facing speakers. It runs Android 5.0.2 and appears to be primed for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network, though it’s possible the device could get a global launch as well.

We’re not really sure what to expect from the new smartphone, though those cameras suggest it could be the successor to the HTC Desire Eye. In that case the device may really get a worldwide release, though we wouldn’t get too excited just yet.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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