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Oukitel puts its 10,000mAh smartphone on a diet

Oukitel looks set to launch a thinner version of its 10,000mAh battery packing Android phone called the K10000S, which may also contain more powerful hardware.
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October 18, 2016
Oukitel K10000S

Oukitel made a name for itself last year when it launched its K10000 smartphone that features a whopping 10,000mAh battery. That’s enough juice to last even the heaviest user a number of days, but the gargantuan battery did make the smartphone rather thick, up to 2cm at its thickest point. To address this complaint, Oukitel is reportedly set to launch a thinner version of the phone called the K10000S.

The updated phone won’t be as thin as other phones on the market, that battery has to go somewhere, but the company is making use of the latest advancements in battery tech to reduce the S model’s bulk and weight. A new slimmer form isn’t the only change that Oukitel is making to the design. The overly rugged sharp metal look is being revamped with a cleaner more refined look that appears to feature a leather back.

It’s not clear if the K10000S will feature any internal hardware changes, although the source speculates that Oukitel might want to swap out the low performance Mediatek MT6735 SoC for something with a bit more grunt. Of course, this type of change will likely reduce the phone’s lengthy screen on time. A Mediatek Helio P20 has be postulated as a likely replacement, along with an extra helping of RAM.

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The current model has seen its price fall from $250 to just $150, although it’s possible that the S model might cost a little more when it finally arrives. There’s no official launch date for the K10000S just yet, but the original phone debuted in December last year, so we’ll keep a look out in the coming months.