Gionee has launched the Gionee Marathon M5 Lite in China at a price of CNY 999 (approximately Rs 10,000).The device is listed on the company’s website. There’s no information provided on India price or availability.
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor paired with 1GB RAM. It includes an internal storage of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of Amigo 3.0. The smartphone comes equipped with an 8MP rear camera along with a 5MP front facing camera. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi and MicroUSB.
The main USP of the phone is its 4000mAh Li-Po battery. The company states that the smartphone s rated to deliver up to 40 hours of talk time, 68 hours of music playback, 3 days of regular use and 39 days of standby time.
The company is also gearing up to launch the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus in China on December 21. According to a Weibo post, the company has announced a launch event on December 21 in China where it will unveil the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus. No other details have been shared regarding price nor specifications. Judging by the ‘Plus’ added to the Gionee Marathon M5, one can expect a larger battery along with a probable larger screen.