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Meet the beastly Android phone with a 5,000 mAh battery

Published Jun 19th, 2014 2:00PM EDT
THL 5000 Android Smartphone

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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.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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