Another day, another Android device. Today, we’re at the Huawei G-Power Tech bloggers roundtable. I’m tempted to call for heads in Huawei’s branding department to roll…but not until I have a chance to verify if the premise for the name actually makes sense. Huawei’s new phone is one of the latest to attempt differentiation by staying on long after other phones have died.
No, it’s not the great battery breakthrough that we’ve all been waiting for. Like everyone else, they’ve simply stuck a bigger battery in the case. The G-Power sports a 4000mAh battery. With some interesting twists. Huawei is promising 24 hours of idle time, or 3 hours talk time…on a 10 minute charge.
A full charge should get you 113 hours of music, 39 hours talk time, 18 hours of HD video, or 15 hours of internet surfing. Mad decent.
The most interesting thing about this phone, though, appears to be the reverse charging feature. When you have a 4000mAh battery, if someone did their job right, it’s unlikely that you’re going to use all that power yourself. The G-Power doubles as a powerbank; you can plug other smartphones to it, via a microUSB cable. One less device to carry around.
Also called the Huawei Y6 Pro, the G-Power was designed specifically, for Middle East, and Africa. It comes with a 5-inch, HD IPS screen, a 13-megapixel, 2.0 aperture rear camera, and a 5 megapixel Selfie camera. The 1.3GHz, MT6735 quad-core processor means it will likely handle most tasks better than most phones in the same range, they said.
- 143.1 x 71.8 x 8.5mm
- 160 grams
- Comes in White, Black and Gold
- 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS Display with a pixel density of 294ppi
- Content Adaptive Backlight Control
- Asahi DragonTrail glass
- 1.3GHz, 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 quad core chip
- Mali-T720 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB built-in storage, expandable to 128GB via an SD Card
- Supports 4G-LTE, GPS/A-GPS
- Bluetooth 4.0
- microUSB 2.0
Lofty claims, from Huawei. We will find out how much weight they hold, when we review the device in the coming weeks.
The Huawei G-Power will be available exclusively on Jumia.