The Eton Thundergod is just 9mm thick but it packs a giant 5000mAh battery

Something that often confuses the general consumer is why there is a fascination with making things smaller and lighter, especially when it comes to smartphones. An example is the Gionee Elife S5.5 which pushed the limits and managed to get the form factor down to 5.55mm at its thickest point, but it had many people trying to understand the point of making things so thin, and expressing that they would rather have larger capacity batteries. 

More often than not, the tech industry performs these feats as an engineering proof of concept; it paves the way for future generations of phones to be able to pack more features into a smaller form factor.

Taking the lessons of yesterday, the Chinese company Eton has decided to manufacture a smartphone that is 9mm thick-- just slightly thinner than the iPhone 4S-- yet it has a giant 5000mAh battery that the manufacturer claims will deliver a whopping 1100 hours standby (that's just short of 46 days for those who don't want to pull out their calculator).

The Eton "Thundergod" (or "Thor") is powered via the eight-core Mediatek MTK6592 chipset, clocked at either 1.7ghz or 2.0ghz. No details on what sort of display the Eton smartphone will have, however it will pack a Mali-450 GPU and a very reasonable 2 GB of RAM. Given that it has a Mediatek chipset however, it will most likely only run Android 4.2.

This is a large step up from Lenovo's large battery smartphone offering: the S860 that is due to be released in a couple of months is thicker than the Eton Thundergod and has 20% less battery life.

Source: MTKSJ | Image via MTKSJ

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Eton need to consider battery business.
They can manufacture battery for Apple, Samsung, lg, Lenovo and other famous brand. So customer can buy it and improve their gadget life time

how many cells is it? if that's just ONE cell with that mush power, they could make laptop batteries that last for at least 3 days whith slightly below constant usage.

I'm using a 7,000 mAh ZeroLemon battery with my Galaxy S3. This thing won't die, whatever I try!

Unplugging the phone at 6am in the morning, coming back home at 6pm, with 68-70% battery left (4hours+ screen time) is simply amazing!

myxomatosis said,
I'm using a 7,000 mAh ZeroLemon battery with my Galaxy S3. This thing won't die, whatever I try!

Unplugging the phone at 6am in the morning, coming back home at 6pm, with 68-70% battery left (4hours+ screen time) is simply amazing!


whats not amazing is that your phone probably looks like a brick.

Soldiers33 said,

whats not amazing is that your phone probably looks like a brick.

Do you think I carry a phone to look good? ;) I said "Galaxy S3", not "iPhone".

I actually use my phone, a lot... I'm not carrying an iPhone around to look like a fashionista ;)

5000 mAh is really high, but saying that it lasts 46 days on standby is misleading. What matters is how long it lasts under normal use.

Enron said,
I'd be nervous about this battery. It might explode.
Yeah there's a tiny nuclear reactor in that battery :shiftyninja:

Exactly... It's a real concern.

Key questions on technology like this:

1. How quickly does it drain? A high charge draining quickly is of little use.
2. How quickly does it charge?
3. How sensitive to warm/cold temperatures is it?
4. How safe is it?

New battery technology doesn't happen all too often and that's because there are many boxes to tick. For a company, those four isn't even enough, since they also need to be fairly easy to manufacture too, at a low cost.

ReptileX said,
Were they inspired by Raiden?

Do you mean the Zopo ZP820? Raiden is actually "Raijin," who is the Japanese god of thunder. "Lei Shen" (雷神) is the Chinese/Taoist god of thunder, so they may very well have been inspired by Zopo.

Haha, noope. If you're looking for the cheapest battery, yes, chances are it will be made in China. But believe me there are many more countries that produce batteries.

I pray to God they include this in the iPhone 6.
After installing iOS 7.1, I noticed that my battery has taken a hit and it drains much faster than before.

I pray to God Apple dies in a fire after iOS7.
Bigger battery capacities shouldn't compensate for poor, battery draining, programming.

Anyway, this large capacity looks interesting. Maybe we'll finally get to a point where we can keep our portable devices very usable for a week without a recharge (I just wonder how long the charging takes).

Battery life hasn't taken a hit at all on my iPhone 5s, nor did iOS 7 on my iPhone 5. Maybe because I've limited background app refresh?

Thief000 said,
I pray to God Apple dies in a fire after iOS7.
Bigger battery capacities shouldn't compensate for poor, battery draining, programming.

Well I'm aware we've had smart phones for decent amount of time, but really we haven't had that many years of programmers having to deal with so many features while having to take into consideration power consumption as an extremely large factor.

Battery technology is not keeping up with our usage demands. We want wifi, 4g, powerful cpus, good graphics and hi-res screens in thinner, lighter devices, along with batteries that last days and can recharge quickly and we don't want to have to replace the battery ever. Sure, poor programming is a thing, and quite honestly everyone knows any old iPhone that gets updated gets it's battery drained quicker, but it's not completely to blame.

Our demands for what we expect in a portable device have risen drastically from when we first had mobile phones, and it's difficult to keep up with.