Smartphones today are improving rapidly on the hardware front. We used to think that devices having dual core processors were the top of the line but then here comes devices having quad core processors and very well soon penta core processors. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the battery technology used. This is the reason that powerful smartphones usually equates to a lower usage time.
When an Android smartphone gets 10 hours of talk time or 15 days of standby time that’s already impressive by today’s standard. Philips however aims to make the usage time even longer by coming up with the Philips Xenium W8510. The company claims that this device has a 35 day standby time which will be one of the longest so far for any smartphone. It will also provide 18 hours of talk time over a 3G network as well as 14 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi. This feat is made possible by the use of a 3,300 mAh battery.
Aside from its long usage time the Philips Xenium W8510 has another great feature that makes it readily usable when fully drained. When it is charged for just 10 minutes it can provide 20 hours of standby time or 2 hours of call without any problems. Charging the device for 30 minutes gives it a 57 hour standby time and 6 hours of calls before the battery runs low again.
Philips Xenium W8510 Technical Specifications
- CPU: MTK6589 Quad Core 1.2GHz
- GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP
- OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Memory: 1GB RAM; 4GB ROM, supports up to 32GB via microSD
- Screen: 4.7inch HD, Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, 1280*720P, 16M Colors
- 3G Network: WCDMA/HSPA 2100MHz
- 2G Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- Audio: MP3,AAC,WAV,etc., 3.5mm audio
- Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
- Cameras: Back camera: 8.0MP (F2.2,auto-focus,flashlight), Front camera:2.0MP (supports Skype video calls)
- Battery: 3300mAh
The specs might not be impressive with its only advantage being that it lasts longer than the average Android smartphone on a single charge.
We’re not sure how Philips was able to significantly lengthen the battery life of this model. While using a larger capacity battery usually does the trick there might be other hardware and software modifications involved.
The device is expected to be released this June with a still to be announced price. As far as availability is concerned it looks like it’s going to be released first in China with no information yet if it will make its way to the international market.