Oukitel to launch K10000S smartphone with 10,000 mAh battery
posted by Cosmin V. / Oct 16, 2016, 9:54 AM
Chinese company Oukitel amazed us with an interesting smartphone last year, the K10000. This particular phone had a huge 10,000 mAh battery inside, but it had its drawbacks as well.
The Oukitel K10000 was a rather thick phone at 2cm, but it was also pretty heavy due to its metal body and the large battery inside. On top of that, Oukitel decided to include a pretty low-end MediaTek processor inside along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Well, it looks like the Chinese company has decided to give this type of smartphone another chance, probably because the technology behind its phones design and battery is advanced enough to allow Oukitel to make thinner handsets with large batteries.
The next Android smartphone Oukitel plans to launch is called K10000S, and as you can imagine it's a reimagined version of the previous K10000 model that made it to market last year in December.
However, the new K10000S is likely to be slimmer, though it will come with a similar 10,000 mAh battery inside. The phone will now feature leather-like material on the back side and less metal, so it will look like a premium device.
Although we don't believe Oukitel K10000S will be a really high-end device, there's definitely a large market for such phones with big batteries. The K10000S is expected to be officially unveiled on October 18, but it will probably be available for pre-order a few weeks later.
As for pricing, the previous model was available for $240 outright, so we can safely assume the upcoming version will be priced around the same amount.
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One day a manufacturer will realize that there are people who want a big battery AND a high-end processor AND a high-end GPU AND a 2k screen.
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 11:26 AM 5
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It is not a matter of realization. They already know that. It's that manufacturers purposely cripple the phone in the name of planned obsolesce thus forcing consumers to upgrade or get new phones so they can make more money. There are a lot of phones with big batteries. There are even phone with big batteries that are reasonably thick like the Ulefone Power which has a 6050mah battery at only 9.5mm. But, none have high specs because then they are less likely to get someone to by the next year's model.
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 11:49 AM 3
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and because the biggest smartphone manufacturer is also the biggest powerbank's battery cells manufacturer.. *cough*Samsung*cough* but on the other side, the biggest powerbank manufacturer also make tons of affordable smartphone with 4000mAh battery at 7-8mm thickness, with not so bad specs (like SD616, SD625, and SD650), it's redmi series
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 8:39 PM 0
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I don't think there is the case; if that's what the customers want, then that company would take other companies customers. But it's not the case, people are seam to be ok with 1 day usage out of a slick, powerful device.
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 10:23 PM 0
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And if you're in the US, you get a tiny selection of phones with proper LTE radios. Someone out there has to make a 6"+ with 2k or better screen, high end silicon, and LTE for the US
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 12:16 PM 0
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$240 for a 10000 mah phone that looks like a Vertu? Count me interested! Hopefully it isn't too thick.
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 1:09 PM 0
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that design looks cool... sure, it have terrible screen-to-body ratio, but at least it's not another "rectangle with rounded corner" phone.. and probably it will have some kind of shock-proofing, since it have much room to spare around the corner :-/
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 8:43 PM 0
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will it have lte? apparently theothers didnt.
posted on Oct 16, 2016, 11:41 PM 0
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