Battery life is always the biggest crutch of every smartphone. No matter what cool new features a phone might introduce, you still need to loosely plan when you’ll actually use those features to avoid having a dead phone by dinnertime. Back in December 2015, China-based Oukitel announced the K10000, with a massive 10,000 mAh battery that the company claimed would last up to 15 days on one charge. Today, it revealed plans to launch yet another phone with that same huge battery, the Oukitel K10000 Pro.
The K10000 Pro packs a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, which is a step up from the standard K10000 handset from last year with its 720p display. With more pixels, the display would have some impact on overall battery life but, with a 10,000mAh battery, it would likely make minimal difference to most users in the long run. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, which seems to be commonplace with handsets of this size these days.
Some of the other specs on the K10000 Pro include a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and covered by some version of Gorilla Glass. It will also have an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor running at 1.5 GHz, compared to the 1 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chip in the original K10000. The Pro version will also have 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage, compared to 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage on the original phone.
The K10000 Pro features a 13-megapixel sensor on the back with an f/1.8 aperture and LED flash while the front includes a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.8 aperture. These are both a step up from the original model which could only manage those resolutions with the help of interpolation. According to an email press announcement, the phone will have a 12V/2A charger, which Oukitel claims will allow the K10000 Pro to take about three hours to fully charge up. The phone is also supposed to weigh 292.5 grams, or about 27.5 grams lighter than the K10000.
While it’s not quite the latest version of Android, it’s nice to see version 7.0 Nougat onboard, and a very lightly skinned version at that. There are a lot of preinstalled AOSP apps from way back in the days of Ice Cream Sandwich, like the web browser and calendar.
The K10000 Pro is far from my first choice within its $180 price range. Its sluggish performance and massively overbearing hardware make it frustrating to use on a day-to-day basis, and the cameras might as well not even be there. This awesome smartphone is now available in a flsahsale from Gearbest in a huge discount. All you have to do is to use coupon code: CyberGB014 and get it in just 159.99$.