Gionee announced its battery-focused smartphone, the Marathon 5 in June. Until now, the device was limited to China, but today, the company sent out the press invites for its India launch event. The device will go official at an event in Bengaluru on November 24.
The Gionee Marathon M5 was launched at CNY 2,299 (approx Rs. 23,000) in China. We hope the company announces it at a lesser price tag than the converted rate from China pricing. The main feature of the device is its long lasting battery, which is touted by the company to last up to 4 days on a single charge. There are two 3,010mAh batteries on the rear, and the combination of both makes the battery size of 6,020mAh. There are extra features onboard that can spike the battery life even more, the ‘Extreme Mode’ feature boosts the standby time even at 5 percent battery life to whopping 62 hours. The phone is also supported by the reverse charging feature that enables users to use the Marathon M5 as a power bank to charge other devices.
The phone comes with a 5.5-inch IPS AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Amigo 3.0 UI on top, and has 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. In the imaging department, it sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone supports connectivity features such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and microUSB 2.0
Gionee Marathon M5 specifications
- 5.5-inch IPS AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
- 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with Amigo 3.0 UI on top
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- 13MP primary camera with LED flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1,and microUSB 2.0
- 6,020 mAh battery