Energizer attached a smartphone to this 18,000 mAh battery bank
“it just keeps going and going…”
In this age of svelte, slimmed-down smartphones, it’s slightly refreshing to see a manufacturer go the other way. Energizer made its name with batteries so it’s perhaps fitting that the company’s latest battery comes with a phone attached to it. The P18K Pop is thicc. Like, almost thicker than three modern iPhones.
Just in case you think that chonky boi is just a throwback to the days when feature phones were literal bricks, the P18K Pop has a surprise under the hood. 18,000 mAh of battery for all your social media needs.
Everyone: We don't care about thinness, just give us a bigger battery!
— Enrique (@enriquevtee) February 25, 2019
Other smartphone makers might still be trying to shave precious grams off their phones, but Avenir Telecom (who makes Energizer’s phones) has a body-positive take to give people what they really want – excessive battery life. It’s almost enough to make your skinny phone have a complex.
Get ready for a ton of weight-related jokes, although by the time the P18K Pop is launched in June – perhaps we’ll be tired of our diet of dad-bod jokes and can talk about the phone objectively.
The size of these changes- immense. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Get ready for true innovation, get ready for the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop.https://t.co/3FSOptzZxa
— Josh – not hardcore enough to be exploited (@taquitos) February 26, 2019
Accompanying the power bank-sized battery is a mix of innovative features like a pop-up selfie cam, a triple-camera main camera module with a depth sensor and what appears to be vanilla Android 9.0. That big chungus of a battery will also charge fast over USB-C, although speed is relative when it will take up to 8 hours to fully recharge.
Running the show is a MediaTek processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage; an interesting mix of flagship storage with a mid/low range processor. Still, you’re not buying it for the processing power, you’re buying it for the absolute unit of a battery.
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