Chinese manufacturer Gionee has announced their Android smartphone with PowerBank size battery in India, Gionee Marathon M5. Gionee’s Marathon series smartphones are known for massive battery and the M5 also comes with 6020 mAh battery, as Gionee claims it can provide talk time of up to 62 hours (on 2G) on single charge. The Marathon M5 was officially announced in China back in June this year along with Elife E8.
Gionee Marathon M5 – Quick Specifications
- 5.5 inch HD Amoled display
- Dual sim with GSM and CDMA support
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 1.3 GHz Quad core MT6735
- 32 GB ROM
- 3 GB RAM
- 13 MP + 5 MP Camera
- 6020 mAh Battery
- Sensors : Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Motion Sensor, Light Sensor
- SAR Value : 0.320 W/Kg @1g (Head), 0.479 W/Kg @1g (Body)
The device sports 5.5 inch HD Amoled display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Despite having massive battery, Gionee managed to keep device as slim as 8.5 mm but it weighs at 211 gram. The device has metallic finish and it is available in three colors – Golden, White & Black. It is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad core Mediatek MT6735 SoC with Mali-T720 GPU.
The Marathon M5 comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card up to 128 GB. The dual sim device also supports 4G bands in India, check details below.
- 2G Network – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G Network – 1900/900/2100 MHz
- 4G Network – TDD: B38/39/40/41, FDD: B1/B3/B7/B20
- CDMA – 800 MHz
The Marathon M5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s Amigo UI 3.1 on top. For photography, there is 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP front camera. Main camera can record videos in Full HD. Other camera features include Geo-Tagging, Panorama, HDR, Professional mode, Magic Focus and Face Beauty. It offers connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB port and USB OTG. The device also features IR blaster and comes pre-loaded with Peel Smart Remote. The handset also supports Gestures like double tap to wake, draw C to open camera, draw M to open music and many more.
The 6020 mAh battery on M5 supports fast charging and it supports reverse charging too. 10 minutes of charging can provide stand by time of up to 75 hours. The device is available exclusively on Flipkart for Rs.17999 in all three colors. Retail box also contains Protective Film and a Flip cover.