May, 30 2012

We all saw this coming. Seems the Oppo Finder — who recently took the crown for building the world’s thinnest smartphone — has just had their precious marketing buzzword taken away by Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. Only a few short days ago we told you guys about the Oppo Finder and its thin 6.65mm frame that snatched the former “world’s thinnest smartphone” title from the Huawei Ascend P1 S, besting it by a mere .03mm.

Now, just before it’s June 6th release, the Oppo Finder finds itself blindsided by the 6.2mm thick ZTE Athena. Ouch. A few leaked images have popped up online courtesy of ZTE’s end-market strategy director’s blog, showing off its slim profile and multiple color options.

Hardware specs are said to include a 720p display, Cortex-A15 processor (no word on the amount of cores), 64GB of internal storage and all running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

No word on pricing or availability just yet. Where the Oppo Finder didn’t have much hope at leaving its homeland of China, ZTE has been known to release devices globally, which means there’s a chance — however slim (har, har) — we could see it hit the states sometime in the near future.

[Weibo | Via Engadget]

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