While battery technology has largely remained stagnant as the rest of technology grows, OEMs have had to figure out more interesting ways to get more battery life. Whether it be through more power-efficient chips and displays, larger batteries, or a mixture of both things have improved in the smartphone space, but not by much.
Motorola first showed us that you could fit a big 3,300 battery into a slim package with its original RAZR MAXX, and took things a step further when the RAZR MAXX HD’s chipset brought in a juice-sipping solution for even bigger battery gains. Samsung followed suit with the Galaxy Note 2 as they were able to stuff a 3,100mAh solution into a small package.
Well, it looks like Lenovo is said to be the latest player to have gone the “bigger is better” route as the company will reportedly launch a smartphone which comes stock with a 3,5000mAh battery inside.
It’s being called the Lenovo P770, and it seems to stretch the bar for battery capacity while still maintaining a slim profile. The leaked photos don’t give us a sense of how much girth it’ll add but it doesn’t look like we’ll be suffering the hideousness that comes with the likes of adding a Seidio kit to a phone not designed for big batteries.
The device itself is said outfitted with a dual-core MediaTek MT6577 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera and a 4.5 inch qHD display. The resolution concerns us, but perhaps that’ll do even more for battery life. We’re also not too trustworthy in MediaTek, but most Taiwanese (and, by extension, Asian) partners don’t seem to have a problem with them.
Most of us in Europe and North America shouldn’t have much confidence that we’ll be seeing this thing widely available anyway. Lenovo is still a relatively small player in mobile and the company has no problem sticking to Asian territories, even when it comes to selling its best devices. Regardless, we’d love for more companies to strive to put bigger batteries into average-sized smartphones while the battery world figures out a better way to keep our favorite devices juiced up.