Battery life is a sticking point for many smartphones, but it's unlikely to be a problem for Asus’ new handset.
The company has just announced the ZenFone Max, a new mobile device with a ludicrously sized 5,000mAh lithium-ion battery stuffed into the 5.5in handset.
For comparison, here’s a list of some top bill smartphones and their respective battery capacities:
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 2,915mAh
- Samsung Galaxy S6 – 2,550mAh
- LG G4 – 3,000mAh
- HTC One M9 – 2,840mAh
- OnePlus 2 – 3,300mAh
What’s more, the handset can also be used to charge other devices, making the Asus ZenFone Max a portable power bank as much as a smartphone.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen smartphone manufacturers turn out smartphones with absurdly large lithium-ion cells.
Earlier this year, Acer showed off its 5.5in Liquid X2, which promises more than two days of charge thanks to a 4,000mAh battery.
So aside from a battery that has nearly twice the capacity of the one in the Galaxy S6, what else does the ZenFone Max have to offer?
Features include a 5.5in display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a Snapdragon 410 chip and 2GB of RAM.
The combination of a low-power chip and a sub-6in display should result in exceptional battery life.
The ZenFone Max won’t be available to buy until October, and pricing and availability is yet to be announced.
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