Short battery life has long been considered the smartphone`s Achille`s heel, something Apple recently tried to remedy with the Smart Battery Case for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
Oukitel, however, has taken a different approach. The Chinese company`s new K10000 phone has a huge 10,000 mAh battery, which it claims can last between 10 and 15 days on a full charge.
The K10000 was announced back in July and is currently available for preorder. It costs $240 (which roughly converts to AU$330 or £160) and will be released next month. It has a 5.5-inch, 1,280×720-pixel display, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera and is powered by a MTK6735 Quad Core processor.
It remains to be seen, however, whether the K10000 can live up to Oukitel`s ambitious promise. Samsung`s Galaxy Note 5 and Huawei`s Nexus 6P, two phones of comparable size, come equipped with 3,000mAh and 3,450mAh batteries respectively. Both phones last for roughly one day of standard use.
It`s certainly not uncommon for smartphone users to be unsatisfied by the battery life of their devices. This has led to the advent of countless battery-saving apps, portable power packs and cases that provide additional battery life — with Apple`s aforementioned Battery Case being the most high-profile example.
The design of the phone is also noteworthy, with it looking more like Acer`s brash Predator 6 gaming phone than Apple`s much-imitated iPhones. The K10000 is also quite weighty, likely due to the large battery, with a thickness of 1.3 centimetres (0.51 inch), almost double the iPhone 6S Plus` 0.73-centimetre (0.29 inch) measurement.