While not well known outside Asia and CIS countries, Philips Xenium phones are truly interesting mobile devices.
Their most distinguishing feature is amazing battery life. Even the first Philips Xenium 9@9 a/d/t phones could last more then a month on standby. With Xenium 9@9k , Philips was able to extend the standby time to two months.
Their new handset, Philips Xenium 9@9j, again pushes the boundary of power technologies in mobile phones. This time it’s not the durability of the phones. It’s a possibility to use standard AAA batteries to operate the device.
Philips Xenium 9@9j was first spotted during Mobile World Congres in Barcelona, but beyond it’s ability to use triple A batteries, not much was know about this handset.
Now, that Philips Xenium 9@9 was officially listed on Philips Asian sites, all it’s specs are out there too.
And again , innovative power management technologies take the center stage.
Philips uses technology called “backupower” to add AAA battery capability to Xenium 9@9j phone. The phone does not actually run on it. It comes with standard Li-Ion battery as well, and uses the latter for operation.
Triple A battery is used as a back-up. When standard Li-Ion runs out of steam, the backup battery starts feeding power to it, and you can continue using the phone uninterrupted.
A single AAA battery can add up to 2 hours of talk time and up to one week of standby to an already impressive 8 hrs talk/1 month of standby capabilities of Philips Xenium 9@9j.
Other Philips Xenium 9@9 specs include:
- Quad band GSM (900/1800/1900/850 MHz)/GPRS connectivity
- 176×220 px 262K color TFT display
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- MPEG4, 3GP, H.263 video and MP3 and WMA audio playback
- FM Radio
- MIcrSD memory card slot
- USB 1.1, Stereo Bluetooth A2DP
And I have one question about the whole long lasting battery thing:
What’s so frigging special about Philips Xenium power tech, that no other major handset maker has been able to produce a phone that comes at least close to Xenium durability, in over a year?!!!!
If you liked the post, you might find these interesting too:
- Philips Xenium 9@9 phone line. Stays up almost forever!
- Philips Xenium 9@9k lasts longer. Much longer!
- Philips X650 – another everlasting Xenium
- Durable Philips Xenium X320 with built-in FM antenna on the way
- New Philips Xenium 9x9s clamshell. 30 days on stand-by too