Consumer electronics major Gionee has launched the Marathon M5 Lite in the company's home market, China.

The new Marathon M5 Lite is a low-end variant of the recently released Marathon M5. Key difference between the two is the former houses a smaller 5.0-inch display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8MP camera on the back and a 4,000-mAh battery, whereas, the original model sports a 5.5-inch display, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, 13MP rear-side camera and a massive 6,020-mAh battery.

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite availability and price details:

The company has already begun selling Marathon M5 Lite in China via official e-commerce site (HERE) for ¥999 (around $155/€141/Rs 10,400), and is expected to roll out the device in other regions soon.

Will it arrive in India?

Yes, we believe Gionee will most likely launch the new Marathon M5 Lite in India. The company has already released the original M5 model for Rs 17,999. By introducing M5 Lite in to the market, Gionee will have more devices in its portfolio to cater to different budget segments. Going by the previous device release patterns, M5 Lite is likely to hit Indian stores in a month or two. Watch this space for more updates.

Read more: Gionee Launches Feature-Rich Marathon M5 in China; Price, Specifications

In a related development, Gionee is reportedly planning to launch another Marathon M5 Plus variant later this month. Unlike the M5 Lite model, the M5 Plus will be a premium-category phone with top-of-the-line specifications.

Read more: Gionee Marathon M5 Plus features leaked ahead of launch

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Key specification of Gionee Marathon M5 Lite:

Model Gionee Marathon M5 Lite
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720) IPS screen
  • Pixel density: 293 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop (Amigo v3.0 UI)
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6735) quad-core CPU
GPU Mali T720
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 4000 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 40 hours
  • Standby mode: close to 39 days
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB port, microSD card slot, GPS
Dimensions 143.0 69.9 x 8.5 mm
Weight 182 g
Price ¥999 (around $155/€141/Rs.10,400)