A new smartphone from Gionee (a China smartphone brand), could be the top contender to become the world's slimmest smartphone.

This smartphone tentatively codenamed GN9005 has been certified in China, by a Chinese Certification Authority TENAA, and measures just 5 mm in thickness.

According to TENAA, the Gionee GN9005 will be incorporated with technical specifications that put the device in the 'mid-range' segment.

Also, the phone weighs in at just 94.6g, which means that the device once officially launched will also be ultra-light, along with possibly being the slimmest mid-range smartphone in the world.

Being a mid-ranger, Gionee GN9005 has a 4.8in HD display and runs the legacy Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. The smartphone will also come with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

The device will also provide support for an external microSD card, in order to expand the internal storage up to 64GB.

An 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary snapper, and a 2,050mAh battery are also expected to adorn the Gionee GN9005.

Gionee can be expected to put an affordable price-tag on the GN9005 considering its 'barely modest' technical specifications.

But the USP of the smartphone is certainly its ultra slim nature that should make the device handy to carry around.

Gionee's earlier smartphone, the Elife S5.S that has a thickness of just 5.5cms also falls into the category of slim smartphones.

As of now, Gionee GN9005 has passed certification in China, and the device is expected to be launched soon, but it is not known whether the ultra-slim smartphone will have the same branding in countries outside China.

If it does manage to reach other geographical regions, then the Gionee GN9005 can be expected to compete with major brands such as Samsung (Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini), HTC (HTC One Mini 2) and LG (LG G3 Beat, also called LG G3 s in European and CIS states).