Forget about all the hubbub surrounding Apple’s stylistically-challenged iPhone 6s Battery Case, there’s a new smartphone in town that doesn’t need an external battery to get decent battery life. In fact, the Oukitel K10000 won’t just last a day or two, or even a week for that matter. The company claims that its Android smartphone can last 10 to 15 days per charge with ease.
So how can Oukitel make such lofty claims? Well, the answer lies within the K10000 name: a 10,000mAh battery. That makes the Motorola Droid MAXX 2 with its 3,630mAh battery and 48-hour runtime look decidedly puny in comparison. While up to two weeks of battery life under “normal” usage conditions sounds awesome to us, we must bring you back down to Earth — this smartphone doesn’t exactly have speedy flagship or even mid-range smartphone specifications.
For starters, the K10000 is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM, and features a 720p 5.5-inch display (at least it’s an IPS display). You’ll also find an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, LTE connectivity, dual SIMs, 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD slot for further expansion. You won’t find Marshmallow onboard here, so you’ll have to make do with Android 5.1.
Amazingly, Oukitel was able to fit the 10,000mAh battery in a steel-framed phablet that is 9mm thick and weighs just 184 grams (6.49 ounces). To put that in perspective, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus weighs 6.77 ounces and comes with a 2750mAh battery.
The Oukitel K10000 ships on January 21st for with a reasonable price tag of $239.99. It definitely won’t win any synthetic benchmark comparisons, but you’ll at least have the peace of mind in knowing that you won’t be starved for power in just about any conceivable situation.