The phone with the biggest battery in the world has been canceled

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At this year's Mobile World Congress in February, Energizer (and Avenir Telecom, who has partnered with Energizer to manufacture phones under its brand) announced an incredibly thick, 18,000mAh battery phone called the P18K. Leaving the price aside, would you use a handset that is about 5 times as heavy and 3 times thicker than an average smartphone just for the sake of autonomy?

The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop is not actually a product of the battery manufacturer. However, one device got an inordinate amount of attention - the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop. The 18,000mAh battery - nearly twice the size of power banks - does ensure longer battery life but consumers may not be interested in device just for this.

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Today, the phone's Indiegogo campaign stumbled into oblivion, raising a mere $21,318 of its ambitious $2 million goal-a paltry 1.2 per cent in total. The phone had nearly no front-facing bezels thanks to the inclusion of a pop-up selfie camera. By comparison, the Galaxy S10+ has a 4,000mAh battery.

This phone promised a lot: 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, five cameras, and a battery life that would allow you to watch two consecutive, continuous days of video playback on one charge. The huge target does suggest it was all a marketing stunt, however: it's hard to believe the company truly believed they could raise over $1 million with a phone that wouldn't fit in a clutch bag, never mind a pocket. However, that didn't translate into people willing to drop $550 or more on the phone. The device will likely also support OTG function. The Indiegogo campaign raised a scant $15,005, and honestly it's a surprise the campaign raised that much money.

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