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There are two ways manufacturers can improve smartphone battery life. Firstly, they can optimise the software and use thriftier hardware, or two, they can simply increase the battery capacity. I don’t think it’s difficult to see which route Oukitel chose.
The relatively unknown Chinese phone maker has unveiled the Oukitel K10000, which features a battery that’s over five times juicier than the iPhone 6S.
The company claims that it’s the biggest battery currently fitted to a smartphone, and we can’t dare argue that, but more impressively is the price: it’s just US$199 on pre-order using a special code via GearBest.
Other specifications aren’t all that bad either. There’s a 5.5-inch 1280×720 screen, which does sound a tad dated. Pixel reshuffling’s done courtesy of a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. 16GB of internal storage is quoted as well, but this can be expanded using a microSD card. The device will also run on Android Lollipop. And as for imaging, there a 13MP camera at the rear, and 5MP front camera.
But it’s clear that the internal specs don’t mean all that much when the battery is mentioned. The 10000mAh unit can be used to charge other phones as well, while the Oukitel K10000’s battery can itself be charged from dead to full in just under four hours.
The phone will begin shipping from 2 January 2016.
Feature image: GearBest