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Sorry, Apple – the iPhone 5 isn’t the world’s thinnest smartphone

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:35PM EST

Phil Schiller, Apple’s (AAPL) senior vice president of worldwide marketing, described the iPhone 5 as the “world’s thinnest smartphone” during the company’s big press conference on Wednesday. But as research firm Strategy Analytics points out on its official blog, this is simply untrue  as some smartphones on the market are currently thinner than the iPhone 5’s 7.6-millimeter frame. In fact, Strategy Analytics notes that Motorola has three smartphones that measure in at 7.1 millimeters thin: the Motorola RAZR XT909, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola RAZR XT910.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.