Meet the Eton Thor, a 5,000mAh-battery monster from distant China

Meet the Eton Thor, a 5,000mAh-battery monster from distant China
If you have ever run out of battery in the middle of a busy day with no chargers nearby, you most probably know what it feels like to behold the dreaded "battery low" warning message. It's no news that manufacturers usually decide not to throw a bigger battery in the back, as they prefer a sleeker form factor and more appealing design. But the Chinese Eton Thor perfectly combines the two things – although it's 9 mm thick, it is toting a power bank with a whopping capacity of 5,000mAh.

According to the manufacturer, the enormous battery in the back of the device provides the impressive 1100 hours of standby – we are talking about roughly 46 days here, folks! As a side comparison, the Apple iPhone 5s gives you around 10 days of standby (250 hours), whereas the battery of a Samsung Galaxy S4 provides around 15 days of standby. Additionally, the Eton Thor is touted as enabling users to talk just shy of 21 hours while they're connected to a 3G network.

Hardware-wise, the Eton Thor is powered by the first true octa-core chipset in the world, the MediaTek MT6592. The smartphone also packs 2GB of RAM and a Mali-450 GPU. Still, the SoC does not support the 4G LTE that China is currently building. There is no information about the display of the device, however.

The price of the Eton Thor is not known, either. However, there is little chance that you'd lay your hands on this 5,000mAh monster, as it would be most probably sold solely in mainland China.

source: (translated) via Neowin



14. Tech_Junkie1996

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

I just realized that it says "although its 9mm thick". This not thick for a phone. Its about the size of the Optimus G from 2 years ago, and still thinner than most midrange devices. Heck, its only .03 in thicker than a S5! So, stop saying that these devices are thick when they really arent,; especially when they are carrying something as massive as a 5000 man battery.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still like to know why the blue hell can any manufacturer can't learn from the CHINESE using MASSIVE BATTERIES like this here in the STATES

12. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

G3 with 11.880 mAh.

10. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Time Bomb

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'd still charge it every day, because I get agitated when the battery is not at 100%


Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 27, 2014


5. ultimatewarrior

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Innos D10 is still the biggest battery iv'e seen at 6000mah.

4. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

5k is too much for me.. I would prefer one in the 4.3-4.7k... /s

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

why do you comment here?

9. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Because he can...

11. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013


3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I was stunned by motorola's razr maxx's 3500mah battery back then. But today you can easily find 3000+mah phones. Then that lenovo's p780(correct me if i'm wrong) with 4000mah and now this 8inch tablet class battery. Wow.

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Oh my sweet jeezus. Couple that with proper battery optimisation..

1. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Sony xperia T2 ultra with 6" ips lcd , 7.6 mm and 3000 mah battery lasts longer... Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Stand-by Up to 1120 h (2G)/Up to 1093 h(3G) Talk time Up to 16 h (2G) / Up to 30 h (3G) Music play Up to 89 h

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