Gionee Marathon 5 had been creating enough buzz for a while. Today, at an event held in Bangalore, the company has made the battery-focused smartphone official in India, at a price tag of Rs. 17,999. The device will be available in Black, White, and Gold color options. Interestingly, for online sales, Gionee has partnered with the e-commerce giant, Flipkart.
The primary 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 is an extra feature 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, which allows users to use the Marathon M5 as a power bank to charge other devices.
Coming on to the other specifications, the Marathon M5 features 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 coupled with 3GB 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