You may possibly remember that back again in February at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Energizer unveiled a boatload of phones. The most bizarre of the ton had a humungous 18,000mAh battery, dual pop-up entrance cameras, and it could seemingly also be utilized to break via glass in an crisis. In news that will shock nobody, it has spectacularly unsuccessful to reach its lofty Indiegogo crowdfunding target.

Built by French company Avenir Telecom who license the Energizer brand name for use on phones, the P18K managed just 1% (£11,551) of its £923,791 purpose. Which is ideal, with admirable audacity, they ended up asking for $1.2 million to make the thing. Had the marketing campaign succeeded, early fowl backers would have compensated just $549 (£423) for the system, a bargain for any smartphone in perspective of new cost hikes, especially just one with a battery lifetime of up to 50 times.

, That ridiculous Energizer 18,000mAh battery/phone raised just 1% of its Indiegogo goal (unsurprisingly), Next TGP , That ridiculous Energizer 18,000mAh battery/phone raised just 1% of its Indiegogo goal (unsurprisingly), Next TGP

Alas, it wasn’t to be, and nobody will get to obtain the beast of a cellular phone. As you can see from the photos, we bought to keep a non-purposeful model at MWC — which is my hand it scarcely suits in — and it was at least an appealing digression from the sea of analogous black slabs that graced the clearly show. I wouldn’t want to use it while, and seemingly, nor would any individual else.