At the beginning of the month, we reported that Energizer was planning on announcing a myriad of phones at MWC. The rumors had some pop up camera, and one could even sport a jaw-dropping 18,000mAh battery. Given the brand's expertise in power storage, it was only fair to expect the handsets to receive respectable battery sizes, but we were far from thinking that it would present something as huge as a real brick.
It turns out the grapevine had it right ; The Power Max P18K Pop has a pop-up camera and a 18,000mAh battery, which promises up to 50 days of standby time. However, given its depth (there's still some confusion whether it's 18 or 30mm), the device is so thick it barely looks like a phone and instead looks like a huge power bank with the screen slapped on top of it.
It's not clear What Energizer was thinking when it set out the handset's specs because its Mediatek Helio P70 SoC can not match the latest Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820, or Kirin 980 processors, and the 1
Literally bu ying this for my dad. pic.twitter.com/x4K8xluEpo
– Darren Millar // Phandroid MWC 2019 (@darrenmillar) February 25, 2019
The handset has neither water nor shock resistance, which means it can actually serve as a weapon, should you decide to throw it at someone, or even double as a fishing gear if you drop it in a pond. Let's at least hope Energizer knows what it's doing and will spare us another Note 7-like fiasco because I do not even want to imagine what would happen if this massive 18,000mAh were to catch fire … Assuming your pockets are large enough to Take The Power Max P18K Pop around, you'll have to wait until June to buy it – that's enough to think about how you'll take it around with you.