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Android smartphone with 5000mAh battery to launch in the Far East

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Android smartphone with 5000mAh battery to launch in the Far East

As fast and feature-rich today's smartphones may be, few of them will ever last through more than a day of heavy usage. That's because while screen, camera, and processor technologies have been advancing rapidly, little progress has been made in increasing the capacity of our handsets' batteries. Motorola's MAXX models have always been an exception, with the latest member of the team known as the Motorola DROID MAXX packing a massive, 3500mAh battery, but a little-known company in China may have something even more impressive coming off the assembly line.

The Changhong Z9 5000mAh battery next to a smaller, 2000mAh cell

The Changhong Z9 5000mAh battery next to a smaller, 2000mAh cell

The smartphone you see in the picture is the Changhong Z9. At a glance, it is nothing but your typical Android handset made in the far east, but a closer look reveals what makes this smartphone stand out. The maker of the Z9 has managed to fit a 5000mAh battery inside it. Battery life figures have yet to be revealed, but if the cell's capacity has not been grossly exaggerated by the manufacturer's marketing department, the Changhong Z9 should outlast any other smartphone in existence. At the same time, it reportedly has a thickness of just 9 millimeters, which is impressive considering what's tucked behind its back plate.

The rest of its hardware specs aren't that bad either. The Z9 comes with a 5.5-inch, 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8MP main camera, and Android 4.2 out of the box. Pricing is not known at this time, but handsets bearing Chinese brands are often quite affordable and the Changhong Z9 will probably be no exception. Too bad that seeing this handset launch anywhere outside of China is very unlikely. 

source: MTKsj (Translated) via UnwiredView

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:07 5

1. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


HOLY SMOKES.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:09 17

2. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


If that thing explodes its gonna take off your leg!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:12

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm sure it'll be the hand this time.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:10 6

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


5000mah batt woow,..knocks out droid maxx's 3500.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:15 3

5. nobelset (Posts: 269; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


It's hard not making a joke about it might explode xD. But 5000 is a an awesome feat

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:16 5

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


West got all the brains and East got all the brawns.
They should meet somewhere in between and have a heavenly clash to make the perfectly balanced phone.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:25 1

7. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


HTC please take notes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:35

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 969; Member since: 07 May 2012)


butterfly S has 3200mah, biggest for a 5" 1080p display ;)

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:34 4

15. shahulvm (Posts: 113; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Until Sammy gets the Note 3 out..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 02:16 2

18. PunyPoop (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Release it first before you boast.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 03:40

21. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


HTC ONE has a bigger battery than the S4...

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:54 1

17. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


the butterfly S is also one of the biggest 5 inch phone.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:13

26. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Everyone take note. Stop making phones small with little batteries. It gets old to carry extra batteries around.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:29 2

8. PootisMan (Posts: 203; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I need that battery on my phone.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:31 7

9. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Oh, look, it's China brand. 5000mAh? At least there's some extra powerful explosion there.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 22:45 1

11. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


damn if my note 2 came with a 5000mah battery..

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:25

12. pwnarena (Posts: 880; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


wahahaah. changchong. that used to be a TV brand in the cheap appliance section. the chinese are really o nthe rise.

beware of the powerful explosion when it goes awry.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 23:40 2

13. dorianb (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Just remember not to talk on it while charging. Could be the last call you make.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 00:27 3

14. srk_srinivas (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


I think its fake Chinese battery, like we saw 3500mah gold battery in the size of 1500mah.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 01:19

16. Kal-el (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


yeah i've heard of issues like that. anyone can say it's 5000 mah battery what's important is the build quality and which grade of lithium cells are placed inside...i'd rather have motorola's battery with HTC OS, Sony build quality and nokia's camera len. Of course that will never happen so...lets wait and see how well this actually performs before going ga ga over it.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 02:33

19. skyline88 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


prepare for major explosion

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 02:52

20. zennacko (Posts: 234; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


If it was a dumbphone with this battery it would last a year on high usage lol

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 06:45

22. great (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


you will be walking with a bomb on your pockets !

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 07:54

23. horsecock (unregistered)


Thats almost as good as the 5200mAh battery that's in my S4. And for all you idiots that think every phone is going to explode, do yourself a favor and off yourself. There's a better chance of getting struck by lighting than a phone exploding in your pocket, even if it is a knockoff..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 08:33

24. Sauce (unregistered)


All these explosion jokes. We heard it the first time boys. No one is going to green thumb you. Settle down.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:37

25. McLTE (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You guys joke and make fun.. but this is where the phone industry needs to go.

Lets stop making the next world's thinnest phone for marketing purposes and look to make decently sized phones with as big of batteries in them as possible.

Kudos to these guys for recognizing what we've been begging for, for years! More juice in the phones!!!!!!!

Bigger batteries and speakers on the front.. that's what I"m looking for

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