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Battery behemoth Energizer is launching 26 phones at MWC

Battery behemoth Energizer is launching 26 phones at MWC

Well, it's also pretty unusual to hear that Energizer, perhaps best known as a battery company, plans to launch 26 new smartphones at MWC 2019. The phones will be sold in four models: Power Max (which will feature the 18,000 mAh battery), Ultimate, Energy, and Hardcase. Energizer Mobile has revealed to GSMArena that the upcoming smartphones will come with features such as dual selfie cameras in a pop-up module, "professional scanning", foldable design and a huge 18,000mAh battery.

At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, though, Energizer its taking its smartphone lineup a few steps further. Instead, the selfie camera is in a motorized pop-up at the top of the smartphone.

Energizer did launch a 16,000mAh phone at MWC last year, so this isn't entirely unexpected - but that phone was a bit of a brick and took forever to charge, so we're hoping for improvements on that front with this year's model.

Energizer has announced that flagship features such as larger than imagined batteries, folding displays and popup cameras will be showcased, and these will be part of different series of smartphones. Also interesting, Energizer would release a smartphone with an 18,000-mAh battery.

As you'd expect, battery life is a big deal, with one phone said to boast a whopping 18,000mAh cell - compare that with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which boasts a comparatively minuscule 4,000mAh battery.

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The Energizer Ultimate U620S Pop, for example, will have a 6.2-inch Full HD screen, a triple rear camera with 16/5/2-megapixel sensors and a dual pop-up camera with 16/2-megapixel sensors - something we haven't seen before. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of storage.

According to the GSMArena report, the U630S will launch in June, followed by the U620S in July.

"Energizer Ultimate is a new line that will launch with six premium smartphones".

Okay, so perhaps these devices aren't made my Energizer per se, but rather French company Avenir Telecom which has previously made the company's devices.


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