Energizer, a well-known name in batteries and power cells has just launched three new smartphone lineups – Power Max, Hardcase, and Energy series – with big batteries and midrange specifications as their key selling points.
This will be the American company’s first venture into the smartphone business. It’s looking to make battery-focused smartphones using its years of expertise in the battery industry for people who have a thing for long-lasting smartphones.
The Power Max series is fully battery focused, Hardcase – as the name suggests – is more towards sturdiness, and Energy consists of portable feature phones with a smaller footprint. The entire lineup has bigger-than-usual batteries though.
Let’s take a deeper look,
The Power Max P600S’ design is quite similar to Samsung Galaxy S8 or S9, with a much bigger battery. The reason these phones are interesting, is because Energizer is fitting larger batteries on relatively smaller footprints, this could push other noted brands to putting larger batteries into their smartphones.
The P600S has a 4,500 mAh battery, a 5.99-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160) 18:9 display, up to 6 GB RAM, and a Mediatek Helio P25 chipset. Impressively, the company has even added a dual-lens set up, consisting of a 13 MP primary camera paired with a 5 MP depth sensor. Unfortunately, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat and there’s no word on whether it will get an update to Oreo or not.
Internal storage is 64 GB.
Next up is the Power Max P550S, though it gets less-powerful internals as compared to the P600S, it has a larger 5000 mAh battery so this one will last much longer.
It has a low-end MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 16 GB internal storage, and 2 GB RAM. The display panel, too, is an IPS unit that measures 5.5-inches diagonally at an HD (720 x 1280) resolution. It’s not a tall display, aspect ratio is 16:9. Low-resource hardware and a larger battery promises much longer battery life.
This one is a feature phone, similar to the latest Nokia 3310, with a 4,000 mAh battery. This capacity is quite massive for a feature phone with a 2.8-inch TFT display, 4 MB RAM and 4 MB internal storage, and a Spreadtrum SC6531E SoC.
Its meant to be a backup phone for adventurers or those who like living in remote areas, so you can take it with you as a phone and powerbank combo because it allows you to charge other devices. The Power Max series will also get more additions, the most interesting one being the Power Max P16K Pro with an impressive 16,000 mAh battery.
This lineup consists of rugged devices, with large batteries and moderate internal specifications. First of the list, the Hardcase H550S carries a 5.5-inch FHD (1080 x 1920) display with a “hard” outer shell for all the travelers and mountain climbers out there. It also has curved edges, however, with massive bezels. It is IP68 certified and follows MIL-STD-810G military standards of durability.
SoC is an octa-core MediaTek MT6750, RAM is 3 GB, and internal storage is at 32 GB. Moreover, it gets a 16 MP primary camera with PDAF and LED flash while an 8 MP selfie camera is housed on the front. Battery size is 4,000 mAh, chargeable via USB Type-C.
This is another feature phone, it has a rugged case and supports 4G. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2,000 mAh battery, and a 5 MP Sony camera on the rear. Interestingly, it gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a Mediatek Quad-core 1.1 GHz processor.
It follows similar durability standards and is IP68 certified with military grade shock proof capabilities. Official figures promise 10.5 days of battery on a single charge. Internal storage is 8 GB.
Energy S550 has a 5.5-inch IPS display with a 3,000 mAh battery. You can get it with either 1 or 2 GB RAM, paired with a quad-core Mediatek SoC, and 16 GB internal storage. It gets dual-SIM by default, is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and carries 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras.
It comes with an shock resistant TPU case, and has military grade durability as well. The outer body has been painted with a transparent anti-scratch coating.
Other phones of this lineup are mostly feature phones, including a flip phone, with massive batteries such as E10, E20, and S500E.
You can check out details on Energizer’s website by clicking this link.