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A smartphone with '15 day' battery life: China's Oukitel introduces the K10000





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The Oukitel phone that lasts 15 days

China’s Oukitel unveils the K10000 phone which it claims has the world’s largest battery, reportedly lasting 10 to 15 days between charges.

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Most of us agree that smartphone battery life is the bane of modern existence. We can barely get through a day without having to charge our phones, and our efforts to keep them alive often prove fruitless.

That’s all in the past, according to China-based company, Oukitel. The company insists its new K10000 smartphone’s battery can last 10 to 15 days – almost 10 times as long as an iPhone – under “regular” use. 

Before iPhone users get jealous, some of these claims are hard to believe. We only need to look at Sony’s latest Android device, the Xperia Z5, which can get about two days’ fuel from its 2900 mAh battery. By that estimate, it would take the K10000 (which you may have guessed has a whopping 10,000mAh battery) about six days before running out of power. 

Oukitel's K10000 is named for its massive 10,000mAh battery, and costs $331.

Oukitel’s K10000 is named for its massive 10,000mAh battery, and costs $331.

It also seems that the company had to make some compromises along the way. The camera on the back of the phone is just eight megapixels and the front facing camera for selfies and video calling is only two. By comparison, an iPhone 6s camera captures 12-megapixel photos, and the Z5 23.

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Apart from this, it’s a pretty mid-range device. It features a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution, runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor supported by 2GB of RAM. While it has 16GB of internal storage, it can accommodate for an external memory card up to 32GB. It also has dual-SIM functionality, and at just 184g, it’s lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus. 

Despite this, the conservative estimate of a six day battery life is pretty impressive and worth considering if you travel often or are distant from a charger. 

The Oukitel K10000 is now available for preorder from the online retailer GearBest for $US239.99 ($331.32) unlocked with no contract. Orders begin shipping on January 21.

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