Doogee stuffed a 6250mAh battery inside a smartphone and called it HomTom

Doogee stuffed a 6250mAh battery inside a smartphone and called it HomTom
Down in Android land, it looks like battery capacity is the new max clock frequency. Ambitious Chinese manufacturers such as Elephone, Doogee, and the well-established Lenovo have steered the Android arms race towards fitting increasingly bigger batteries inside mid-range models. In fact, Doogee has devoted an actual sub-brand, HomTom, to making smartphones with big, huge batteries.

The first handset from the pack will be the aptly named Doogee HomTom, a device that boasts a seriously heavyweight 6250mAh battery unit. Staying at a manageable, and proudly fluffy 0.38in (9.9mm) thickness, the HomTom offers nearly double the battery capacity of the newly announced OnePlus 2, which is a 0.38 (9.85mm) thick phone with a 3300mAh battery.

Although big batteries are awesome for holding lots of electrons, they present a different problem, and that is slow recharge times. Smartphones lacking some kind of fast charging technology can take over three hours to recharge from zero to full capacity, which is inconvenient in today's fast-paced reality. Thankfully, the HomTom carries MediaTek's humorously named, but seriously implemented PumpExpress Plus fast charging technology, and charges its battery to 75% capacity in around 30 minutes.

Speaking of MediaTek, the Doogee HomTom is powered by the Taiwanese chipmaker's quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, and features a 5.5-inch, 720p resolution screen, along with a 13MP camera with a Sony sensor, and a 5MP front camera. The chassis is made of an alloy of unknown composition, and the rear panel seems to be made of plastic. The HomTom runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, probably skinned by Doogee with a interface of their making. 

The Doogee HomTom will launch in September, at an unannounced price tag.

source: GizChina



1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

China is on fire. That's pretty impressive.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They understand what is more important as a "phone". Battery life and not some fancy screen with super fast chip that you'll never push it to the max.

2. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

This actually seems pretty damn good

3. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The UI reminds me a lot of TCL/Alcatel's OneTouch Idol 3. I'm pretty sure this is actually the same wallpaper with slightly more blur. Otherwise, the spec sheet is quite interesting, I'll wait for the price tag now :)

15. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The design is pretty similar too.

16. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Its a copy of idol 3.

19. Furbal unregistered

Was going to say the same thing, that body is the idol 3...

4. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is a battery with a phone in it.

14. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015


5. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow Daam man thats crazy, 9mm with 6250??? This beast will last for a week on regular use.

6. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

9.9 thickness for that power is very impressive. No problem about long recharging because I will simply plug it overnight.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I would gladly have that "thickness" if the battery is that large.

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Dafuq?? 720p screen and 6250mAh battery??? Its charge it once a week battery...

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That's pretty impressive. I can see the potential of this underdog Chinese company, they might be able to be as successful as their Chinese brethrens in the future.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Question is what is the actual mah rating of the battery. Quality of the battery cell is crucial

12. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

...humorously named, but seriously implemented... Hilarious comment...:D

13. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

6250 mah in a body under 10mm? nice when samsung or any other big company will make a device like this?

20. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Exactly, Samsung needs to quit obsessing over thinness.

17. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

A battery of that size would actually create a fireball, if it went critical. Imagine having it in your jeans pocket when it exploded...

18. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Don't believe what you are reading. Chinese often way overstate the MAH on ANYTHING with a battery in it. Ever buy a slim extended battery? Also had a Mate 7, and it's supposed to have a 4100 MAH battery, it was Terrible in battery.

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Much battery, wow

22. ajuliusdota

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 15, 2017

Amazing battery !!they took a good one on the HT6 ! :) still … to me i can put it in a competition against a rugged with better specs as the xq (​.html) … so … no thanks… but great try!! :)

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