Consumer electronics major Gionee has launched two new Marathon series smartphones M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy in China.
The new Marathon M5 Plus is a top-end phone among the two. It sports a massive 6.0-inch full HD AMOLED display and houses finger-print sensor on the home button with a super fast identification time of 0.38 seconds.
Key attribute of the device is its battery. It boasts high-capacity 5020 mAh cell capable of running the phone for close to 829 hours under standby mode.
Other noteworthy features include MediaTek Octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, 13MP primary camera on the rear-side and 5MP snapper on the front.
On the other hand, Marathon M5 Enjoy flaunts a 5.5-inch HD TFT screen and also boasts finger-print based bio-metric technology.
It also features MediaTek quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera on the back and 5MP front-shooter and massive 5000 mAh battery, which is capable of keeping the phone running for up to 775 hours.
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy price and availability:
Will Gionee Marathon M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy debut in India?
Yes, Gionee is most likely to launch both Marathon M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy as the company has been selling previous version of Marathon series smartphones for quite some. Word on the street is that the devices will be tweaked before they go on sale in India. It is a common practice for Chinese companies to alter phone's network modem so that they conform to telecom regulations of the country. With the addition of two more devices, Gionee will be able to offer Marathon M5 series in wider budget ranges.
Key specifications of Marathon M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy:
|Model||Marathon M5 Plus||Marathon M5 Enjoy|
|Display||6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screen
||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) TFT screen with 2.5D glass shield
|Operating System||Amigo OS 3.1 (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop)||Amigo OS 3.1 (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop)|
|Processor||MediaTek (MT6753) Octa-core||64-bit 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6735) quad-core CPU with Mali-T720 GPU|
|Storage capacity||64GB, expandable up to 128GB||16GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||5020 mAh (Polymer-Lithium ion battery);
||5000 mAh (Polymer-Lithium ion battery);
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB v2.0, GPS, microSD card slot||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, micro-USB 2.0, GPS, microSD card slot|
|Dimensions||160.9 x 81.2 x 8.4 mm||155.0 x 76.0 x 9 mm|
|Weight||208 g||200 g|
|Price||¥2,499 (around $ 386/€353/Rs. 25,570)||¥1,999 (around $309/€283/Rs.20,450)|