Your smartphone is about to die and you don’t have time to stop and plug it into a wall outlet. What do you do? If you’ve got a portable power bank, you can plug in your phone and recharge it on the go. Or if you’ve got a cheap secondary phone, you could swap SIM cards and use your backup phone.

The Zuri U28 lets you do both.

It’s a feature phone with a 2.8 inch display, a numeric keypad, and a 4,000 mAh battery… that you can use to recharge other devices.

Of course, that raises the question: if you’ve got a battery that can recharge your smartphone, does it need to be able to make calls too?

But you’re probably thinking about it too hard… or at least a bit harder than the people who came up with the idea.

Basically, the big battery and power bank features are just about the only things that set the Zuri U28 apart from any other cheap phone on the market. Is it a gimmick? Pretty much. But it’s a pretty nifty gimmick.

The phone has a TFT display, 32MB of RAM and 32MB of storage, a VGA rear camera, dual SIM support, WiFi, FM radio, and GPRS support for (slow) data networks. It has a flashlight feature, a web browser, and SMS support.

There’s no word on the price or where you’ll be able to buy this phone. Uri is based in Hong Kong.

via Harry McCracken

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6 replies on “Zuri U28 is a 4,000 mAh power bank that’s also a phone (or vice versa)”

  1. Even tho the phone is not that impressive, I kind of like the idea. Maybe if it was a phone, robust standalone GPS, and battery bank, they would be on to something.

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