Back in June, this year, we shared with you a curious rumor according to which Oukitel was working on a smartphone with a mammoth 10,000mAh battery. While we’re still waiting for that handset to be unveiled, Oukitel has unleashed the K6000 smartphone with an enormous 6,000mAh battery.
According to Oukitel, the smartphone lasts up to 10 days on battery-saving mode, 46 hours of continuous music playback, or 40 days if left on complete standby. We’re yet to see the device being tested in real-life conditions, but if Oukitel’s claims are truthful, then this is undoubtedly one of the best smartphone batteries out there.
Unfortunately, we don’t know too many details when it comes to the rest of its specs and features. The Chinese company only revealed that the handset will support 9V/2A fast-charging, which is a must-have feature, considering the huge battery that it incorporates. Five minutes plugged into an outlet are said to give the Oukitel K6000 two-hours of 2G talk time. Also, the reverse charging technology allows you to use the handset to power up other devices, as well.
Details regarding the pricing and availability are also not known at this time, but if the device will stay true to Oukitel’s pricing strategy, then it’s going to be affordable. Oukitel could also be ready to unveil the K10000 handset, as well, which is said to sport a 5.5″ 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory, along with a 13 MP shooter and a 5 MP front camera. If the K6000 will get specs similar to these, then it’s actually going to be a quite interesting device.
Gionee has also launched its Marathon M5 smartphone this summer with the same 6000mAh battery. The Marathon M5 was priced at around $350 and it actually had two 3000mAh batteries. As the current battery technology doesn’t seem to be evolving much, the most comfortable solution for OEMs is simply to increase its capacity.