Every year around this time, we embrace the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and a lot of new features that come with new smartphones. While most are still shocked that the OnePlus 7 won’t come with the wireless charging feature, others are taking a look at the phone with the world’s most powerful battery. It looks like a brick that has an 18,000 mAh battery, which can be used to recharge other devices with the USB.
The phone which conflicts with the traditional rule of new smartphones getting slimmer and slimmer is the Energizer PowerMax P18K Pop. While the phone is featured and tracked by GSM Arena, the smartphone is nearly non-existent on Energizer’s website.
If you take a look at its page, there’s no word about the thick smartphone. It only appears in a press release published on the BusinessWire website, without even enough photos that we can get an idea of what the phone looks like. However, that likely could be because of the false hopes from last year during the MWC, when the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro was featured. Back then, it was supposed to promote the extremely powerful 16,000mAh battery slated to debut in September 2018, having a $738 price tag. However, the phone never appeared and was cancelled, as reported by GSM Arena.
Energizer Holdings licenses its brand to Avenir Telecom, which says in the release that the phone with the world’s most powerful battery boasts a 6.2-inch screen with 2220 x 1080 pixel resolution and sports a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is equipped with a triple-camera system on the rear, with two front-facing cameras existing in a pop-up section at the top of the phone. This clever move allowed Energizer to place thin bezels at the front, and at least somewhat keep up with that trend.
The press release says: “Users will be able to make up to 90hrs of calls, listen to 100hrs of music and watch around 2 days of video on a single charge. In standby mode, the battery lasts up to 50 days.”
GSMArena succeeded in finding the phone with the world’s most powerful battery at the MWC, uncovering the smartphone that was invisible to the eyes of the internet. The report describing it says that it’s 18mm thick, which means it looks thicker than two phones stacked one on top of the another. The publication also featured photos of the phone showing it from multiple angles.
Whether this phone comes out or not, it’s evident that the company doesn’t play by the rules of currently available smartphones. It’s nice to see it keeps up with innovation with cameras, bezels and the fingerprint scanner, but are we ready to go back to the Nokia 3310 thickness of a phone?