The Energizer Phones Are Back Baby

The Energizer Phones Are Back Baby
Image: Energizer

The massive Energizer phone that debuted at MWC earlier this year didn’t do so well when it came to crowdfunding. But that doesn’t mean that it’s game over for the brand in the mobile space.

This week it’s been announced that two new Energizer phones would be shown off at IFA in Berlin this week.

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Unfortunately this new range won’t be sporting the epic batteries that made us fall in love with them back in February.

In fact, the brand seems to have done a complete 180, presenting the telco world with some extremely budget phones that only really come with the basics.

The first model, the Energizer E241 only comes with 3G and will have an RRP of €29.99, with the 4G E241S model costing a whole extra €5 more.

Both runs on the Linux-based KaiOS and have baby 1,900mAH batteries. They will have dual-SIM functionality though, as well as some pre-installed apps such as Facebooks, Maps and WhatsApp.

These small bois won’t be coming to Australia, but we’re still keen on Energizer phone energy.

We’ll try and get some hands on time with them at IFA this week, and will be praying to the old gods and new that some of the larger models will be here, too.

The author traveled to IFA 2019 as a guest of Lenovo.