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Oukitel teases its upcoming WP15 as the 5G smartphone with the biggest battery on the market

The new WP15. (Source: Oukitel)
The new WP15. (Source: Oukitel)
Oukitel touts its new WP15 as a "5G battery monster"; and well it might, as the phone has once again pushed the limits of mobile capacity with a 15,600mAh rating. It is also a rugged device, with IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G ratings. It will be launched later in August 2021, but can be pre-ordered from now.

Ulefone might market the Power Armor 13 as the phone with the biggest battery available in 2021; however, Oukitel claims to have just blown it out of the water with the upcoming WP15. The 2 phones also compete in that they have Android 11, 8GB of RAM and NFC; however, the newer phone has the potential advantage of 5G.

This connectivity is conferred by the WP15's MediaTek Dimensity 700 platform, paired to a single 128GB internal storage option in this device. As with many other phones from Oukitel, it is also a rugged phone, and is likely to last out in the wild or an outdoor workplace for a particularly long time as its 6.52-inch display is of a mere HD+ resolution (and, despite its bulky 485g casing, manages to have a waterdrop notch and a noticeable chin).

Then again, this potential advantage may be compromised as the phone is rated to charge at a rate of no more than 18 watts (W), meaning that it might stay tethered to a USB type-C cable for a markedly long time as well.

In addition, Oukitel does not specify possibly useful power bank or wireless power bank functions in relation to this high-capacity phone outright; an "OTG" mode is mentioned in its new posters, although this could also well refer to the phone's ability to read USB drives.

Those who would like to take the chance of finding out for sure can pre-order their WP15 from AliExpress now. It currently starts at US$494.45, or $527.39 to bundle a unit with a V10 smartwatch from the same brand. These prices may only be in effect until the new "battery monster's" launch on August 23, 2021.

The WP15's specs in full. (Source: Oukitel)
The WP15's specs in full. (Source: Oukitel)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-13 (Update: 2021-08-13)