Among hundreds of MWC booths, it is sometimes difficult to exist and attract the attention of thousands of visitors when you are not one of the major players in the mobile world. Energizer achieved this feat with a 16,000 mAh UFO mobile.
Energizer Power Max P16K Pro
Remember: in 2016 we were testing a mobile UFO, the Oukitel K10 000. Real brick, the mobile ambition to solve the issues of autonomy that desolate all mobile users with its 10,000 mAh battery. And we must admit that it had worked quite well since we had an autonomy of about 5 days. At the MWC 2018, Energizer has done even stronger since the well-known battery brand has introduced the Power Max P16K Pro, a smartphone that ships a battery of … 16,000 mAh.
A high-end mobile
Marketed by the company Avenir Telecom which obtained the rights of the mark in the world of the mobile telephony, the P16K is actually far from being the first mobile Energizer. A lot of branded phones are already commercially available, but the P16K Pro has been a little more talked about thanks to its huge battery. The rest of the data sheet does not have too much to blush: 18: 9 6-inch screen, 16 and 13 MP camera on the back, 128 GB of storage, 6 GB of RAM, SoC Mediatek Helio P23, a Fingerprint reader and fast charge (phew!). In short, the manufacturer has not only put a big battery in any smartphone, but has developed a real high-end mobile.Needile to say that the beast is quite impressive close. Far from today's ultrafine smartphones, the P16K Pro stands there with its big centimeter of thickness and its 300 and a few grams on the scale. But for a mobile boarding a battery of 16 000 mAh, Energizer phone is still surprisingly usable. For comparison, we put it next to an Anker battery of 20 000 mAh and the mobile is still much more compact.
The P16 Pro against the Anker PowerCore + 20100
You will not slip it in your pocket as easily as the latest generation phones built by the big names in the industry, but anyway, Energizer does not put exactly on that. Admittedly, to the question of knowing the target audience with such a mobile, the brand obviously answers: "everyone, all those who spend their time watching series and games in the subway"; but in reality, the builder is more likely to seduce the fighters who spend several days away from a power outlet or the inhabitants of countries that experience frequent power cuts. A "reinforced" version of the phone should also see the day, just to add to this beautiful brick still a few millimeters of rubber. Energizer is also working on a second phone, this time with a battery of 20,000 mAh …
The P16K Pro against the OnePlus 5T, from single to double
But this P16K Pro is also the embodiment of some know-how for Energizer. A phone that is sure to make headlines and show the general public what the brand is capable of. And we must admit that before seeing this mobile, we never bet on the fact that a phone with such a large battery can be really usable. And even if we can not imagine Energizer succeed in defying the laws of basic physics to offer even thinner smartphones with ever larger batteries, we must admit that the surprise is large.
The P16K Pro should be available in France by the end of the year and will be sold at 599 €.