This Smartphone Has a Ridiculous 10,000 mAh Battery That Charges in Three and a Half Hours

By Tom Pritchard on at

Smartphones are fantastic, brilliant little devices that make communication an absolute breeze - provided you haven't run out of power. For all their perks, most of them are stuck with roughly a day's worth of charge. It would be nicer if they could last a bit longer, and the K10000 Pro is taking that to an extreme.

Made by Chinese phone company Oukitel, the K10000 Pro packs a massive battery with a capacity of 10,000 mAh. Aside from Oukitel's original K10000, which had the same sized battery, that's completely unheard of. It's double the juice available in the Asus Zenphone Max (5,000 mAh), and dwarfs the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (3,500 mAh).

Thankfully that monster of a battery isn't going to take an obscene amount of time to charge up. Oukitel promises that it will only take about three and a half hours, thanks to the 'flash charge' technology inside the charger. So don't expect a quick top up of juice with the old mains adaptor you have gathering dust in your drawer. The original K10000 had an estimated battery life of 10-15 days, so if that carries over you're not going to have to worry about it too much.

At the moment we don't know that much about the phone. According to The Verge it'll have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek octa-core 1.5Ghz processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and that's about it. The Hans India is reporting that it'll weigh 292.5 grams. That's a lot compared to what we're used to, but it is 27.5 grams less than the original. But would you be willing to carry around something with a bit more weight to it in exchange for the bigger battery? I know I probably would.

Pricing and availability hasn't been announced yet, but given the phone was being showed off at MWC it shouldn't be too far off. [The Verge, The Hans India via Engadget]

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