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 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



1. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013


2. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

If that thing explodes its gonna take off your leg!

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

5. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

7. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

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

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

15. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Until Sammy gets the Note 3 out..

18. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Release it first before you boast.

21. Rager722 unregistered

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

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

26. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

8. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I need that battery on my phone.

9. ZettaiRyouiki

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

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

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

12. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

13. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

14. srk_srinivas

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

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

16. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

19. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

prepare for major explosion

20. zennacko unregistered

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

22. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

you will be walking with a bomb on your pockets !

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..

24. Sauce unregistered

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

25. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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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