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Chinese company proves it's possible to put a 5000mAh battery in a thin phone

Chinese company proves it's possible to put a 5000mAh battery in a thin phone
Battery life has long been the Achilles’ heel of smartphones, often barely able to last through a single day of full use. The situation is slowly changing with devices like the newly launched LG G2 with its 3000mAh juicer and the Motorola Droid MAXX with its whopping 3500mAh battery. However, we don’t really have a phone with a truly massive battery that you can use as long as you would use a feature phone on a single charge.

Not until this practically unknown Chinese company ChangHong (better known for making TVs rather than smartphones) unveiled that it has managed to put a whopping 5000mAh battery in a thin phone. How thin? What about less than 9mm in thickness, on par with the LG G2?

The ChangHong Z9 is exactly that, plus it packs in a quad-core MediaTek chip. The Z9 comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display and 1GB of RAM, and that does not really make it high-end, but it’s definitely a decent performer and that battery capacity is just outstanding.

We are fairly certain the Z9 will not come to the United States or Western markets ever, but we definitely would appreciate a similarly long-lasting phone. Do you care about this as much as we do, and would you support it with your hard-earned dollar?

source: MTKSJ via Unwired View, Android Beat

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