The phone with the biggest battery in the world has been canceled

The phone with the biggest battery in the world has been canceled
The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop was announced at MWC 2019 back in February as the smartphone with the world’s biggest battery. But just two months later, the product has been officially canceled.

The company behind Energizer’s recent devices, Avenir Telecom, chose to fund the smartphone via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The goal was to raise a whopping $1.2 million which, at a price of $549 per phone, meant a minimum of almost 2,200 units had to be sold. But fast forward to today and this hasn’t happened.

According to the latest Indiegogo update, just $15,005 was raised over the past two months from a total of 11 backers. Seven of these opted to purchase individual units of the smartphone while a further three agreed to buy three units each as part of bulk purchases. It's unclear how many units the remaining backer bought. In any case, the campaign was still far from successful and raised just 1% of its end goal.

In terms of what the Power Max P18K Pop would have offered if released, Energizer promised an absolutely huge 18,000mAh battery that permitted 50 days of standby on a single charge or a 90-hour phone call. It also featured a 6.2-inch display, 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. Over in the camera department, the smartphone brought a triple-camera rear setup to the table and two front-facing sensors which sat inside a pop-out camera module.

The phone with the biggest battery in the world has been canceled

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10 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 704; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

They can f**k off with crowding. Especially wealthy manufacturer as Energiser. It's not like a handful passionate enthusiast trying to break through. So big fat toe!

9. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

Energizer doesn't make anything on the phone. They just slap their logo (companies like Duracell and Energizer put their names on the battery, but generally have other companies manufacture phone batteries, like Ascent Battery Supply)

2. Ichimoku

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

The camera bump is just ridiculous

4. Valdomero

Posts: 633; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's like the bulky phone is not enough bump for us, an extra layer of bump for y'all m'dfukcers! xD

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Using consumers' money to rip money from the same consumers. I'm happy that it's a flop.

5. Godlymansean

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

DOA anyway

6. tangbunna

Posts: 444; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

even my 20000mah is half slimmer than this coffin style with camera bump

7. cncrim

Posts: 1557; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

We need 1 or 2 OEM to push the envelope on battery but in the mean time retain sleek and beauties of the phone.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6450; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What we really need is some solid state graphene tech or something equally awesome.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Using crowd funding to manufacture a cell phone is not a smart thing. There doesn't seem to be enough interest outside of the Galaxy/iPhone line to entice someone to donate money for a new phone to come to market. You need to create a business plan and do things the traditional way, like everyone else.

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