If there’s one reason to remember the Philips W6618 Android phone, it’s the amazing 5,300 mAh battery it packs under the hood — although the handset itself isn’t the 2014 flagship smartphone you’d like to buy. Instead, it’s an otherwise lackluster mid-range device. However, there’s now another Android beast that smartphone buyers should check out, and this one sports high-end specs on top of a positively gigantic battery.
Phone Arena recently discovered the THL 5000, which has a 5,000 mAh battery stuffed into a rather thin, 8.9mm, body. And best of all, it costs only a few dollars more than the W6618, or around $299. The battery is developed by U.S.-based Amprius and comes with Quick Charging support, according to the publication.
The phone delivers 47 hours of talk time on a charge, 11 hours of web browsing, 11.6 hours of video playback and up to 1,000 hours of standby time.
When it comes to other specs, this Android handset packs a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3, 1.7GHz eight-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 700MHz quad-core Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD support, 13-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensor, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, NXP audio amplifier, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG support and Android OS. The phone does not come with 4G LTE support, but offers HSDPA+ speeds of up to 42.2Mbps where available.
The THL 5000 is apparently available for pre-order, but it’s not clear when it’ll ship.