Mar 6, 2018

Battery-centric Energizer POWER MAX P490 comes with 4000 mAh cell, 18:9 display

Avenir Telecom's sub-brand Energizer recently took the wraps off its latest battery-focused smartphone offering, the Energizer POWER MAX P490. The new device sports a 4000 mAh cell which is claimed to last up to 10 hours of call time and up to 16 days when on standby.

Energizer, a brand under the Avenir Telecom's umbrella known for its battery-focused device offerings, is reportedly prepping as many as 16 new smartphones for this year. In fact, it already started introducing some of them in the market in the last few weeks. Meanwhile, the tech firm's latest addition to its battery-centric smartphone portfolio is the Energizer POWER MAX P490. Needless to say, the newly-launched handset sports a massive battery pack, which is, of course, its highlight as well as its selling point. There's a 4000 mAh cell on board, which is claimed to last up to 10 hours of constant use and up to 16 days when on standby.

Energizer POWER MAX P550S

Apart from that, the Energizer POWER MAX P490 features a tall 18:9 display. However, its screen size only measures 4.95 inches and comes with an FWVGA+ resolution of 960 x 480 pixels. The compact phone makes use of an ambient light sensor which adjusts the display brightness according to surrounding light conditions. On the camera department, the device ships with four cameras comprised of two 8 MP + 0.3 MP rear cameras and two 5 MP + 0.3 MP selfie shooters. While it is still unclear as to what role the second sensors play, we doubt that they would make a big difference in the final image outputs.

As for the smartphone's innards, we can spot a MediaTek MT6580M quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It packs 8 GB of native storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. Considering that it arrives with only 1 GB of RAM, it qualifies to Google's Android Go program which lets entry-level phones to run a bloat-free Android Oreo platform. Sadly, though, it only includes 3G instead of 4G LTE. There's still no information regarding its pricing, but we expect it to start hitting the market shelves by the second quarter of 2018.