There has been a concerted effort by the smartphone industry at large to slim down handsets and get rid of the bezel, all in attempt to maximize portability. Energizer
has decided to take a different approach. The battery maker is at Mobile World Congress showing off a thick phone that double as a power brick, or perhaps we have that backwards.
Either way, Power Max P18K Pop is notable, not just because Energizer doesn't really have any skin in the smartphone game right now, but due to its massive capacity battery. This chunky monkey wields an 18,000 mAh battery pack
, and might just be the first smartphone to live up to the company's catchphrase of being able to keep going and going and going.
That is more than five times the capacity of Apple's iPhone XS Max
, and more than four times the capacity of Samsung's
unveiled Galaxy S10+
. But really though, what's the point of with such a big battery if it's fatter than a ribeye steak that would make even Salt Bae
blush? Probably just marketing.
Apparently Energizer is showing off a non-functioning representation of the Power Max P18K Pop. That said, there are some specs to share. The phone runs on a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC flanked by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, the latter of which seems comparatively paltry next to such a massive battery (there is a microSD card slot, though). The display is a 6.2-inch screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Around back, the Power Max P18K Pop wields three cameras, including a 12-megapixel sensor, a 5-megapixel sensor, and a 2-megapixel sensor. While not clarified, we suspect they break down as a main camera, a wide-angle lens, and a depth-sensing or telephoto lens. For selfies, it has a pop-up camera system with 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.
It's all about the battery though, and the phone can last for 200 hours of video playback, or a whopping 50 hours on standby, Android Authority reports. Even with fast charging, it will take eight or nine hours to fully juice it up.
Yes, Energizer does plan on actually selling this thing. It will be available in Europe this June for 599 euros (around $680 in US currency).