Innos D6000 hands-on: A phone with two batteries

Innos D6000 hands-on: A phone with two batteries
On our last day at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, we spotted an obscure Chinese brand, called Innos, advertising a smartphone built on a curious concept. And, interestingly enough, the idea behind it isn't just affordability. Instead, the Innos D6000 makes use of two whole batteries.

To start off, the total capacity of the two juicers sits at 6,000 mAh combined – about 2,500 mAh for the embedded, internal unit that is always on, and 3,500 mAh for the removable one. Innos has had the insight to engineer and program the D6000 so that it prioritizes the external, larger cell, and only draw from the built-in one when the other is out. Furthermore, the Innos D6000's Type-C micoUSB port (symmetrical) charges both batteries at the same time, and we were told that it needs only around 120 minutes to go from zero to full. If true, that would be impressive for a capacity so large.

In terms of the rest of the hardware, you're looking at a 5.2-inch device with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel OmniVision rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The (prototype) D6000 that was displayed ran on a skinned version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The device's profile measures in at about 0.47 in (12 mm).

The Innos rep at the booth told us that the device will be sold only in China, unfortunately, and will cost the equivalent of about $280, in case you're interested in picking it up through an online re-seller.


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19 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1927; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No more daily charging.

13. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Legends say that the spirit of Nokia 3310 is still roaming the earth, searching for the perfect phone with superb design of durability and battery longevity. Innos D6000 is the chosen one that will inherit the powers of the real king of phones.

2. seven7dust unregistered

Wow! this is actually a innovative idea {but it probably needs more time to mature} cause charging two smaller batteries is faster than charging one bigger battery.

11. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Lenovo have 4000mah batteries so 8000 total capacity if they try to do some YOLO design?

3. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I want it. :D

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Amazing!

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

What a creative Idea. This is something other manufactures should investigate.

6. waddup121 unregistered

And people say all Chinese brands are bad...

7. Chloroform

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

This has nothing but problems written all over it.

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

double the batteries, DOUBLE THE EXPLOSION *-* just kidding, that's a really awesome idea.

10. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Chinese manufacturers hate third party battery cases so much they ripped them apart and placed the second battery in their gadgets. Impressive thickness since using battery cases would make gadgets 16mm thick.

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

This is a very very very very very (yes, 5 times) good Idea in the battery department. And it uses an Omnivision sensor too which souldn't be underestimated.

15. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

great idea, solid hardware solid price, would call that a overall great mid-range phone

16. ultimatewarrior

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

You can get their products in Europe under the name Pentagram. I had the innos d 9 and d 10. The d10 came with 2 batteries. 3000mah and 6000mah. The 6000mah lasted a week with normal use.

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I like the skin. The thickness, not so much.

18. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

are you sure its 2GB memory? The innos website, while difficult to navigate, does say 3GB!

19. fonedao

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

This idea of having dual batteries has been stolen from my project fonedao.wordpress.com. Check it out. Nothing new.

20. fonedao

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

Had shared some designs and features with some manufacturers out there as I needed help to build a prototype. Instead the idea is stolen.

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