The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop was one of the brightest stars at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, thanks to its gargantuan physique that is matched by the phone’s 18,000mAh battery. Despite the attention though, it seems like Avenir Telecom didn’t receive similar response when it comes to lifting the phone off the ground into mass production.
In March, Avenir has launched a fund-raising campaign through Indiegogo by offering the phone for as low as USD 549 (~RM 2,272) instead of its standard price tag of USD 699 (~RM 2,893). In total, the company is looking to raise around USD 1.2 million (~RM 4.9 million) in order to mass produce P18K.
When the campaign reached its deadline this week, it only received support from 11 backers with total funding of USD 15,005 (~RM 61,989). That translates to only 1% of the campaign’s objective which is rather disappointing.
Nevertheless, Avenir has stated that the company will continue to further improve the P18K including its design and thickness as the company is confident that there is enough interest for smartphones with long-lasting battery life. Well then, we certainly looking forward to see the next creation from the French company.