This is What a Smartphone With an 18,000mAh Battery Looks Like

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    Energizer, best known for its line of batteries, recently announced a whole slew of new smartphones, including one that comes with a massive 18,000mAh battery. Energizer is showing off its smartphones at Mobile World Congress, and UK site ExpertReviews shared some amusing photos of the battery-focused device.

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    The new Energizer Power Max P18K Pop is an absolute brick, and it looks something like a huge power bank with a screen attached. At 18,000mAh, the Power Max P18K Pop is over five times bigger than the 3,174mAh battery in the iPhone XS Max.

    Energizer's smartphone, which runs Android 9.0, is supposedly 18mm thick (aka 0.7 inches) but in photos, it looks even larger than that. There's no weight listed anywhere, but it likely weighs right around a pound, which is hefty for a smartphone.

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    Of course, with such a large battery, the Power Max P18K Pop has the potential to last for days without needing to be recharged, and its battery life is unparalleled by other modern smartphones on the market. Energizer says that you can watch videos for two days, listen to 100 hours of music, or talk on the phone for 90 hours. It also offers 50 days of standby time.

    Some MacRumors readers and iPhone users have been wanting Apple to stop focusing on thinness to improve battery life through the inclusion of larger batteries in its devices, but Energizer's smartphone is the device that no one is asking for.

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    Energizer has focused so heavily on battery life that other components in the device are less than impressive - it features a mediocre 2GHz processor from MediaTek, no waterproofing, and no shockproofing. This is probably a device you'd want to use outdoors when away from power sources, but it's not exactly equipped for that purpose.

    It does have 6GB RAM, a 6.2-inch display, a triple-lens rear camera, and a pop up dual-lens selfie camera, but on the whole, it is unimpressive compared to other modern smartphones with the exception of its insane battery.

    Energizer is planning to release the Power Max P18K Pop in June, and it will cost 600 euros, which converts to $682.

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    What kind of market research was done to finish this design?
     
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    I hope that there will be a fairly waterproof case available for it soon for the people who want one.
     
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    I'm gonna need bigger pants so this bad boy fits in my pocket
     
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    Most important of all, is it lightning or USB-C? =)
     
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    Well sighted.
     
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    They should make it thicker and give it more battery life!
     
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    For all of those who wanted more battery instead of a thin phone!!:)
     
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    MacRumors posters will call this innovation, while deriding Apple
     
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    Not much of a phone. You might as well grab a brick, paint it blue and and duct tape a phone to it. Then you will be able to recreate this beta designed phone and save yourself $682 dollars. Said device is good for protection as well. Should you be the victim of an attempted robbery etc., slam the perp in the head with your trusty phone brick., until the logo of the phone is imprinted on his forehead.
     
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    I get the feeling it'd have double the battery life if it wasn't using Android

    Sucks Windows Phone died, as far as mobile OS's and battery life goes, it was awesome. The HTC One W8 had twice the battery life of the HTC One M8 even though they used the same hardware
     
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    We wouldn’t be having this discussion if smartphones began using removable batteries where you can swap out a dead battery with a fully charged spare.
     
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    Seems to miss the mark in many places. if it were ruggedized, it would be a perfect option for long periods of field work, of which many companies try to employ mobile devices that can’t last a work day with heavy outdoor screen use and GPS enabled. It would be a good self defense device—just throw this brick at your attacker and run.

    And for what it’s worth, my XR is quite a bit thicker than the 6S it replaced, and battery life is awesome. That problem was solved—the XR is a great phone.
     
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    Eh, I can see it being useful if you spend a lot of time in the woods, but aside from that...
     
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    Probably more for commercial, industrial or even military.
     
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    Yeah... That’s not fitting any of my pockets
     
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    “The results are in. An overwhelming 99% of people say the phone is horrible and they would never buy such a thing.”

    “GOOD ENOUGH, WE’RE AIMING FOR NO MORE THAN 1% MARKET SHARE ANYWAY”
     
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    or the castaway crowd
     
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    Some not all...
     

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