Gionee Marathon M5 launches in India, massive 6020 mAh battery in tow
The highlight of the Gionee Marathon M5 is its 6020 mAh battery, which is actually comprised of two 3010 mAh batteries that are packed inside the phone. According to Gionee, a full charge provides up to 28 days of stand-by time, or up to 68 hours of talk time. The M5 can also be used to charge other devices.
Battery life aside, the features of the Marathon M5 won't woo anyone. The handset runs Android Lollipop customized with Gionee's own Amigo 3.1 UI, sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. It's also got LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable internal memory. On the back, the M5 has a 13 MP camera with LED flash, while the front-facing camera is a 5 MP one.
Folks in India can get the Gionee Marathon M5 starting today from Flipkart. The smartphone is offered unlocked, and costs around $270 (17,999 INR in local currency). At the moment, we don't know if the Gionee Marathon M5 will be released in other markets besides China and India. Would you buy it if it were available in your region?
sources: Gionee India, Flipkart via NDTV, GSM Arena