Battery life has long been one of the biggest gripes that users have experienced with smartphones. A fair complaint, as it doesn’t matter what your latest flagship can do if it can only do so for a couple of hours before you are rushing trying to find an outlet. Oukitel seems to understand this issue as is proven by a leaked prototype of a 10,000 mAh battery equipped smartphone. That’s a considerable amount of battery.
Chinese manufacturers have gained in popularity in recent years due to their focus on new, innovative features. Take for example Oppo or ZTE, both of these OEM’s have plans to release new smartphones that take a different approach to design, in that they will have almost no bezel on the screen. Interesting, innovative, and something that you will not find on the latest Samsung or HTC smartphone. While they may not have the latest specs as their better-known rivals, at some point the user won’t be able to tell the difference between running a Snapdragon 808 processor or an 805.
One spec that does make a noticeable difference when it’s upgraded is the battery, and the device from Oukitel has more than enough. A more mainstream device on the market that comes close to this behemoth of a battery is the Droid Turbo, which comes with a 3900 mAh battery and is supposed to have a battery life of 48 hours. Using that as a benchmark, it is safe to assume that the Oukitel device will easily last a week before needing to be plugged in. Though that does not take into account the other specs on the phone, that can at times make battery life worse no matter how big the battery is.
The only other information that we know about the Oukitel device is that it is bulky, though not as big as a 10,000 mAh battery might make it seem. It also has many industrial, black design elements that seem to fit well with the device. Oukitel has not released any official information regarding the smartphone, so it might still be a while before the device hits shelves. In the meantime, maybe other smartphone OEM’s will take note and make improvements to the battery on their latest flagships.