Leaked Lenovo P770 said to have 3,500mAh battery


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.

[via Electronista]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Yeah, it’s 3.8V vs 3.9V used in Motorola phones.

  2. more mAh is always nice, but keeping batteries removable is generally more important to me.

    1. Amen brother. Removable battery guarantees the phone will have longer battery life than 1-2 years it takes for the battery to wear out.

      1. I totally agree with you guys. I’m lead to believe that the OEMs/carriers are pushing for non-removable batteries so we’ll HAVE to upgrade to a new phone when the battery dies in about 2 years.

        Thanks to removable batteries, I’m still rocking a ~3 year old HTC hero and battery life ain’t too shabby at all (with cyanogenmod and extra batteries of course!)

        1. I never keep a phone more than 6 months to a year, so not an issue. A larger battery though, now that is attractive (shame about the rest of the specs).

      2. i have insurance, so my battery will be replaced for free regardless. I dont care about removable if its large enough

    2. Agreed. Not always easy to get a non-replaceable battery exchanged through your carrier or OEM.

    3. i’d take an in house 3,500 over a removable 2,100 any day of the week. I have no interest in carrying and charging multiple batteries every day

  3. Did you refer to the Note 2 as a “small package?” I think the battery in the Razr Maxx HD is much more impressive than the Note 2. I was hoping the Note 2 would have a larger battery than the Maxx, but I wouldn’t complain if it can make it through a full day of moderate to heavy use.

  4. Quentyn, you’ve got as 3,5000mAh in article.

  5. I have the DROID Razr Maxx, and I get 18 hrs out of my battery and sometimes more depending on how long I’m on the internet.

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