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The Energizer P18K Pop crowdfunding campaign starts on Indiegogo, shipments could start in October

Although there is nothing special about it except the gargantuan battery size, the Energizer P18K Pop might prove that many people would pay more than US$500 to get the world's longest-lasting smartphone that has the technical specs of a US$200 mid-ranger otherwise. However, Energizer must hit the US$1,200,000 goal first.

If everything goes as planned, those who want their smartphone to last as those immortal Nokia phones from the 1990s should get their wish fulfilled in the second half of the year. While the Energizer P18K Pop was unveiled at MWC, this concept should pass the Indiegogo test to become reality. To do that, this handset must hit the US$1,200,000 goal in 40 days.

According to the official description, "the P18K pushes the limits of battery life & allows users to make the most of their smartphone for days on a single charge." The details regarding the battery life in different usage scenarios are even more impressive than just the rather general "days on a single charge," as you can see below:

  • up to 2 days of video playback
  • up to 90 hours of calls
  • up to 100 hours of audio playback
  • 50 days in standby mode

Obviously, the impressive levels of autonomy above also come with a long battery charging time — between 8 and 9 hours. 

The Energizer P18K Pop has a 6.2-inch full HD+ display without any notch since it sports a dual selfie shooter that pops up when needed. The MediaTek Helio P70 processor is accompanied by 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of internal storage. Other specs and features that worth being mentioned here are the side-mounted fingerprint reader, microSD support up to 128 GB, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, and the 12 + 5 + 2 MP main camera setup.

According to the Indiegogo page, the Energizer teams behind this project are now busy with the last mechanical engineering, PCB and radio electronics touches. If the certifications and production stages proceed as planned, the first backers should get ready to receive their units in October 2019. However, the US$1,200,000 goal must be reached first. There is enough time left for this to happen but remains to see if the US$500+ price tag will turn out to be wallet-friendly enough for those who have been keeping an eye on this handset since its MWC unveil.


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-03-21 (Update: 2023-02-11)