Gionee M5 to come with dual batteries inside to provide insane battery life

Proud of how you've been able to extend the battery life on your phone? You've switched the mobile settings from Global to LTE, lowered the screen brightness, calibrated the battery and removed hungry apps that were eating power like they were candy. But no matter what you've done to lengthen the time that your handset can stay off the charger, you are not going to beat the battery life of the Gionee M5.

With everyone still excited, waiting for the unwrapping of the beastly Gionee Elife E8, the manufacturer has produced a teaser for the M5 that shows it will contain not one, but two batteries inside. So even if battery one has conked out, battery two gives you a fresh cell to run off of. While the size of the batteries are not known, two decently powered cells could provide up to four days of life before you would need to charge the phone.

Gionee has apparently been able to solve the problem of size that has kept smartphone manufacturers from offering phones powered by dual batteries. There is a dearth of information about the M5, which means that dimensions are unknown as are the specs for the handset. Perhaps we will see some more leaks about this intriguing model in the days ahead.

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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29 Comments

1. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Did Microsoft talk about this awhile back about dual batteries, one for non use time and one for use time effectively doubling batter life.

9. waddup121 unregistered

ahhhh

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

So some of the wealthiest spenders in R&D like Samsung, LG and perhaps Apple to a lesser extent, couldn't conceive this "brilliant idea" but this random Chinese company did? Call me skeptical on how this works for now. OEMs have a hard enough time fitting one battery with decent capacity into the chassis of the phone, with how compact the display drivers, display components, audio components, memory, RAM and system-over-chip all in one little shell that's often less than 7" inches long and under 7mm thick.

5. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

LG used their battery stacking method on the G2, remember? Not the same implementation, but G2's battery remains one of the greatest marathoners of late.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

never underestimate new minds. Just because of a company is profitable and rich doesn't mean they are brilliant. Also People want slim and nice looking phones with the best features but yet they want max out battery life that last weeks. Well you can't simply have both as battery technology isn't there jut yet

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"So some of the wealthiest spenders in R&D like Samsung, LG and perhaps Apple to a lesser extent, couldn't conceive this "brilliant idea" but this random Chinese company did?" Gionee has been around for years. If you're familiar with the American company BLU who releases phones out of Florida then you've been looking at Gionee products this whole time. Gionee is the manufacturer behind the BLU Studio Energy except they called it the Gionee Marathon M3. It has a 5,000 mAh battery in it and it works great. You can be as skeptical as you want that it doesn't work, yet they already have a track record of putting long life batteries in their Marathon series. Once it comes out in the USA I'll be selling my BLU Studio Energy and I'll be enjoying the M5 while you don't believe.

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It's not gonna be a global phone anyway waste of time!heh.

19. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

except Chinese OEMS seem to be pushing battery tech more than others Lenovo had a 4000mah phone 2 yrs ago and the gionee has a 5000 mah phone in a relatively slim size, most of this tech comes from a California tech company called Amprius for whatever reason Apple and samsung have ignored this company , but their batteries are selling well in China.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

Is this really that impressive of an idea? What advantage, if any, would two batteries have over one battery that has the same capacity as the two combined?

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Maybe of having higher capacity of both the batteries but in smaller size than the one, and may be less load on the second one to provide more juice when first is dead. Just a thought so. :)

10. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

it doesn't make much sense to me niether. Maybe if the charger has 2 USB pockets it may charge both in the same time making it charging faster . Just maybe, I don't know

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

I hear what you're saying & it makes sense, but I doubt many people would be interested in carrying two chargers at the same time to make that happen.

16. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Actually I didn't mean 2 chargers I meant something like that: http://www.syba.com/upload/1277511036/127751103684563.jpg with only difference in that there is 2 microUSB and 1 normal USB .

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm still not sure I understand then. One charger, but do you still have to plug it into two outlets? Is it kind of like a splitter for cable?

22. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Well, two sockets on the mobile , one socket on the charger, meaning in total three on the cable ,sorry I wrote early " if the charger has 2 USB pockets" ,I wrote it wrong. Yes I meant splitting the cable. However, how are they going to do it, we have to wait and see.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

I get it now. That's an interesting concept & not a bad idea at all. Although, the pic you posted technically has it backwards. I think that's why I continued to be confused.

29. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, and no need of something like that, the same type of cable which we are using today is enough to charge both the batteries just like the powerbanks but in quick successions.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because when your phone is in a low state, pulling the same power draw theoretically from the soc happens, then the phone tries to regulate it. By making the phone use a battery designed for the 'trickle' your phone does about 80% of the time. Then in standby mode you will get lots lots more power from the system. Again MS proposed this last year,http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528201/digital-summit-microsoft-aims-for-smartphones-that-run-for-a-week/ expert: "Chandra and colleagues have built simple prototypes that could improve battery life 20 to 50 percent, he said."

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Samsung could do this in Note 5 maybe

15. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Could, but probably won't

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ok this nice, but as long the mobile phone OS's are not fine tuned it will only extend battery life a little bit! I used a Nokia N8 years ago, Symbian was awesome it could go up to 3 weeks in standby and 3 days of full usage! Current phones needs charging everyday, damn I miss the old days of Symbian!

13. ultimatewarrior

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

This is mind boggling. Why not just put 1 big battery. I really don't get the concept at all.

18. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

well theoretically you can charge even faster than fast charge.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because law of physics really. This is not mind boggling. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528201/digital-summit-microsoft-aims-for-smartphones-that-run-for-a-week/ It basically comes down to the battery itself and how it discharges. A battery is optimized for average load. So when the phone is doing nothing, you are actually waisting battery up to 90% of the juice for nothing. This dual battery special designed method solves that waste.

14. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This what All the phone Produces should be Offering in there Phones nowdays to Keep people more happier when using your phones.instead of being worried about there phones Battery Life,Hope this will Final Hit Off with the Phone Makers Soon

21. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

the thing is that either it will be 20mm thick or the batteries will be small 1500mah or less

24. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

What's the difference they should just made it one big one.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because laws of physics. Battery is not simply providing a big battery and calling it a day. Battery companies spend millions getting efficiency down. But they are designed for average draw and not optimal draw of different loads. Which this aims to fix. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528201/digital-summit-microsoft-aims-for-smartphones-that-run-for-a-week/

25. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Maybe they put both batteries in different areas so they can fill the phone to the max? Or maybe they switch when one gets hot? Hope it really works and other oems will use this. I use z3tc and it has good battery life's for smartphones these days but i would like it very much if my phone could last more than 24hrs streaming hd videos so i can have a battery life of 2 or 3 days with my "heavy" usage.

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