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LionKing800 Mobile Phone Boasts One Year Standby? Hmmm

We’ve seen some handset manufacturers take a few liberties here and there, but at least they typically try to issue specs that bear some semblance of reality. Sometimes however, you skip past a gem that warrants a double-take, a snicker and a few solid minutes of pointing and laughing. Take the LionKing800 for example. Moving past the fact that if this device was built by any credible manufacturer they would have a hell of a lawsuit on their hands, why would anyone try to pass off a handset as having a full year of standby time? Yes, the 16,800 mAh battery is absolutely gigantic but no, it certainly won’t provide 3 – 5 days of talk time and 365 days of standby time. Now that we’ve cleared the air, the device itself is actually kind of badass. In fact, if it was quad-band we might even snag a few to play with. Spec highlight time:

  • Dual SIM slots
  • MicroSD support
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen with handwriting recognition
  • Four speakers
  • “16,800 mAh battery super long standby”
  • MP3, MP4 support
  • e-book reader

Spec lowlight time:

  • 265K color screen
  • Dual 0.3 megapixel cameras
  • GSM900 / DCS1800
  • GPRS only

Ok, so which brave soul is going to order one to play with? Entrance fee: $145 and cahones of steel.

[Via Gizmodo]


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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