Energizer has been selling smartphones for years. Or, to be more precise, phones bearing the Energizer brand and logo have been on sale for a long time. I suppose in a world where Kodak puts its name on selfie sticks (and, at this year’s CES, headphones), Energizer’s brazen rebadging of a generic Android device should be within the realm of the expected.
Produced under license by Avenir Telecom, the Energizer Power Max P600S is a peculiar mix of budget and premium features. The Energizer Power Max P600S is a smartphone that looks like the LG V30 with slightly thicker edges, has a 6-inch screen of 2.160×1.080 pixels, two cameras (13 and 5 MP) and a fingerprint sensor are back. The front is an 8 MP camera, and the smartphone also has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
The focus is that the device is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery that allows up to 12 hours of talk time or 400 hours in stand-by mode. Energizer Power Max P600S also owns the MediaTek processor and uses the Android Nougat operating system. The back of the smartphone is made of plastic embellished with carbon fiber imitation.
Even with its cost-cutting measures and meager prospects of seeing an Android update, the Energizer P600S costs $349.99 with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM or $439.99 with with a doubling of both. It will be available in February across Europe, and, at some point in the second quarter of this year, in the United States.