Gionee Launches Feature-rich Smartphones Elife E8, Marathon M5 in China; Price, Specifications
Gionee Launches Feature-rich Smartphones Elife E8, Marathon M5 in China; Price, SpecificationsPRNewswire

Chinese smartphone major Gionee has launched two handsets dubbed as Elife E8 and Marathon M5 in Beijing.

Gionee Elife E8:

Elife E8 is Gionee's 2015 flagship smartphone, which boasts feature-rich 23.7mp camera, capable of taking detailed 100mp resolution photos and 4K videos. And on the front, it sports an impressive 8mp snapper, which is certain to appease selfie aficionados.

It also boasts a massive 6.0-inch QHD (1,600x2,560p) AMOLED screen and run on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS (with Amigo v3.1 UI) backed by 2GHz Mediatek Helio X10 Octa-core CPU, sumptuous 3GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory and a 3,500mAh battery.

Gionee Marathon M5:

Marathon M5 is not a marquee phone like its Elife series siblings, but it features a very high capacity battery that no smartphone in the industry can boast of. It comes with staggering 6,020mAh battery. What's unique about this device is that it is supported by two separate cells having 3,010mAh capacity each. This means that there will be enough juice to run the phone for four days once fully charged.

"The battery problem has been key for most mobile phone users for a long time, yet there is no perfect solution. Gionee is willing to work on it and now we have M5," said Gionee president William Lu. 

Other stipulated features include 5.5-inch HD AMOLED screen, Android Lollipop OS, 64-bit class Mediatek quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, 13mp camera on the back and a 5mp snapper on the front.

Gionee Elife E8 and Marathon M5 release date and price details:

As per reports, Gionee Marathon M5 will go on sale first in China on 25 June for CNY ¥2,299 (around $370/€320/₹23,680), whereas the Gionee Elife E8 will go on sale later in Chine on 15 July for ¥3,999 (around $645/€572/₹41,190).

As of now, there is no word as to when Gionee is planning to release these two smartphones in the global markets. Stay tuned for updates.

Key Specifications of Gionee Elife E8, Marathon M5:

Models Gionee Elife E8 Gionee Marathon M5
  • 6.0-inch QHD (1600x2560p) AMOLED screen
  • Pixel density: 490 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) AMOLED screen
OS Android v5.1 Lollipop with Amigo v3.1 UI Android Lollipop
Processor 2GHz Mediatek Helio X10 Octa-core (MT67795) with PowerVR 6200 GPU 64-bit class 1.5GHz Mediatek (MT6735) quad-core CPU
Storage Capacity 64GB 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
  • Main: 23.7-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash, 100MP resolution photo capturing ability, 4K video recording, super-fast 0.08 auto-focus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization),
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3500 mAh 6020 mAh; (3010 + 3010)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC, micro-USB, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB,
Price CNY ¥3,999 (around $645/€572/₹41,190) CNY ¥2,299 (around $370/€320/₹23,680)

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