It is probably the archetypal first world problem – your smartphone running out of battery after just a couple of hours is a truly awful experience, but those dark days could very well be behind us.

This is thanks to French company Avenir Telecom, which has unveiled a new super smartphone which includes an enormous 18,000mAh battery – enough to power 100 hours of music.

To put that into perspective, whereas you might struggle to get half a day out of your average mobile, the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop can reportedly give users an entire week – or up to 48 hours of continuous video playback.

But according to reports, this is a conservative estimate, as on standby it can last up to 50 days without needing to be plugged in and can even be used as a power bank for other devices – making it the ‘most powerful battery in the world’.

In short, it is an absolute beast.

In a world where size really does matter, the dark blue lump measures a whopping 18mm in thickness, which according to one tech site is about the size of three-and-a-half iPhones – more reminiscent of the iPod Classic.

But it’s not just about the battery life – boasting three cameras, a 6.2-inch LCD display, and 6GB of RAM, early reviews have claimed it’s a pretty nifty piece of kit.

You’ll also be pleased to know that it has ‘fast charging’ and is up and ready to go again after just eight hours, which may not actually seem that fast but with a battery this size, it’s fairly swift.

As you’d expect, the design has certainly got people talking and it’s safe to say most are pretty damn excited.

One person wrote on Twitter: “If you’ve ever said, ‘I’d trade thinness for more battery life’, here’s the smartphone for you!”

A second user said: “If you have a problem with your battery going dead too soon on your phone, have no fear. Energizer is coming out with a phone with a Gigantic battery!!!!!”

Another shared a bit too much information with their assessment, writing: “18,000 mAh battery? I’m wet.”


However, one person wasn’t quite sure whether they loved it or absolutely hated it.

They wrote: “This is the phone you buy for someone you either really like or really really hate.”

But with the device expected to go on sale in June, for £517 (600 euros), you won’t have long to wait to judge for yourself.