The smartphone users crave for long lasting battery life these days, a major reason why Energizer had shown off a prototype Android phone, Power Max P18K Pop having a giant 18,000mAh battery, at the MWC trade fair this year. However, it now turns out that the people want long lasting battery life but not a brick-sized phone.
The 18,000mAh Energizer Power Max P18K Pop phone, which was developed by Avenir Telecom under the licensed battery company’s name, allegedly could last for fifty days while on standby or could play videos for up to 2 days just on single charge.
However, this amazing feature did come with a ‘heavy’ price: the users of the phone would have a bricked-sized phone to carry along everywhere. Having a 6.2 inch display and an overall thickness of 0.8 inch, this phone takes about 8 hours to get fully charged, which is well, quite ridiculous.
To be come to the point, although the phone gathered a lot of attention during its debut at MWC, it concluded the company’s Indiegogo campaign with a whimper, by raising only $15,000 along with 11 backers. That is just 1% of the Avenir’s original crowdfunding goal set at $1.2mn and at $599 for a single unit. Due to the imminent failure of the device, the crowdfunding window has now been closed despite of all the hybrid fun in the beginning.
Well, at least we know that there is a certain limit to our desire of having even larger batteries.