homtom ht6

Update, October 8: More than a few people suggested that the 6,250 mAh Homtom HT6 is nothing more than vaporware. Well, it isn’t. The device is currently available for pre-order on Chinese websites including TinyDeal.com, with a $149 price tag and an expected shipping date of November 15. Tempting or not?

Original post, July 29: The freshly announced Moto X Play has a 3,630 battery. That’s pretty impressive, right? Yes, it is. But have you ever wondered what kind of battery capacities we could have if anorexic designs and feature overload didn’t stand in the way?

Well, wonder no more, because the Homtom HT6 is here and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Homtom is a sub-brand that Chinese manufacturer Doogee just launched, which will focus specifically on phones with extra-large batteries. The goofy name is reportedly a transliteration of Chinese words meaning “eternal connection.” Fitting.

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The Homtom HT6 looks like any other generic smartphone spewed out of China’s mammoth mobile industry. But the battery, which is a massive 6,250 mAh, is out of this world.

For reference, a Galaxy S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery. An 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2 has a 4,000 mAh battery. A MacBook Air has a 5,100 mAh battery.

Adding to the achievement, the Homtom HT6 is just 9.9 millimeters thick, which is entirely reasonable for a modern smartphone.

So, what will that humongous battery power in the HT6? The rest of the specs are not nearly as impressive: a MT6735 quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD display, a 13MP camera, and 16GB of storage. There’s also fast charging (MediaTek Pump Express), to minimize the time spent charging up.

The Homtom HT6 is reportedly coming in September – unfortunately, we couldn’t find official details on it. There’s a chance this phone is vaporware, but given that we’ve already reviewed a phone with a 5,000 mAh battery, adding another 1,000 mAh or so doesn’t seem like too far-fetched.

What do you think of the Homtom HT6? Would you buy it?

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