1. datum9's Avatar
    I cannot believe this isn't discussed anywhere. ETA is June 2019. So this is a bit beyond the "Rumored" phase.


    02-27-2019 09:43 AM
  2. datum9's Avatar
    I am definitely getting one. I hope they have a Verizon version.
    02-27-2019 10:38 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The main thing I'd worry about would be the potential for a much bigger explosion or fire if the battery is defective or overheats. It can happen from time to time on any phone (not just problematic ones like the Note7).
    02-27-2019 11:26 AM
  4. datum9's Avatar
    Laptops have even larger batteries than this.
    02-27-2019 02:02 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's true -- and their batteries do catch on fire or explode sometimes. Also, we tend to treat our phones differently than our laptops (e.g., leaving our phones on a bed or under a pillow while charging, or leaving them in a hot car by accident). We usually have our phones on our person as well, as opposed to a laptop, which is more likely to be in a bag or sitting on a table.

    There's also more chance we'll use some cheap 3rd party cable or charger that might not be up to spec on USB-C, thus increasing the risk for fire (whereas with a laptop, we're often forced to use the charger that came with it).

    Of course, I'm not saying this definitely will happen with the phone. It's just a a good idea to remember that batteries have this potential.
    02-27-2019 03:14 PM
  6. datum9's Avatar
    All Lithium-Ion batteries in all devices that use them present a risk.
    Run this little experiment, take a lithium primary cell like Energizer L91 or a CR123A cell and smash it with a hammer. Do it outdoors, because it will emit a very deadly hydrophloric acid on top of the very pretty blue flame you will see.

    The one thing that would realistically help with battery dangers is a removable battery, in any capacity.
    A battery does not just blow up, you will see warning signs, such as expanding sides/back of the device. Another sign is it does not hold charge as well. You can just remove and save the device.

    Remember the Note 7 disaster?

    If there is no factory defect in the aforementioned 18000 mah phone, pretty much the only thing that can set it off is shock. You would have to drop it pretty hard to get a fire.
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    02-27-2019 10:03 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Agreed. I'm just saying that as the size of a battery increases, so does the extent of potential damage from a defective battery (or defective charging equipment).
    02-28-2019 10:35 AM
  8. datum9's Avatar
    I really want this phone. The only thing that could be better if they made it removable. But WTH. I will get it anyway. My original plan was to get LG V20, which I might get anyway. I despise my Samsung S8 Plus. Even with the ZeroLemon extension.

    We are surrounded by laptops that have battery packs that are even larger so I am not worried about that greater damage from a defective battery. I am gravely concerned about running out of juice at a critical point.

    I had a thought some years ago, what if they made a 20,000 mAh phone? Well, my dream came true. I will probably get two.

    What really aggravates me is that phones are like mini-laptops with so many capabilities yet the tiny 3400 or 4300 mAh cells just don't cut it. The resolution is increased from FHD to QHD and beyond.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-28-2019 11:03 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Definitely give us a rundown about the phone when you get it -- I'm sure there will be plenty of people who want to know!
    03-01-2019 01:49 AM
  10. datum9's Avatar
    Will definitely write a review once I get it.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-01-2019 12:27 PM
  11. mxmarcus's Avatar
    Don't drop it on someone foot. It will be painful
    03-04-2019 10:14 AM
  12. datum9's Avatar
    Don't drop it on your face when reading in bed.
    03-05-2019 01:24 PM
  13. frederickdawg's Avatar
    There's just something sexy about this phone. Is it just me or anyone else like it?Energizer Power Max P18K Pop  with 18,000mAh battery-screenshot_20191008-124842_samsung-internet.jpg looks like it was never released.
    10-08-2019 11:49 AM
  14. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    They tried to raise it as a Kickstarter and got only a handful of requests. So they ditched it.
    11-19-2019 03:21 PM

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