Earlier this month, Gionee revealed that it would be launching the Marathon M5 Plus on December 21. Right on cue, the company today launched the smartphone at an event in China. The Marathon M5 Plus is going on sale in China on December 25, priced at 2,499 Yuan (Rs 25,500 approximately). Also Read - Gionee Max Pro with 3GB RAM launched: Price in India, specificationsAlso Read - Best phones under Rs 6,000: Infinix Smart HD 2021, Redmi 7A, more
The Marathon M5 Plus talking point is again the big 5,020mAh battery, which Gionee says is good enough to last two days. Furthermore, the battery also supports fast charging, and can be fully charged in under two hours. Another talking point is the fingerprint scanner integrated into the physical home button up front. This is the second smartphone in Gionee s lineup, after the Elife E8, to offer a fingerprint scanner. Also Read - Gionee M12 with 48MP camera, 5100mAh battery launched in Nigeria
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 2.5D glass, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Also on offer is 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Amigo 3.1 UI.
The Gionee Marathon M5, in comparison, was launched in India for Rs 17,999. It features a 5.5-inch 720p AMOLED display, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot to expand it. The smartphone is powered by a relatively large 6,020mAh battery as compared to the M5 Plus.
The smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based on Amigo 3.1 UI.
The Marathon M5 competes with the Lenovo Vibe P1, which has 4,900mAh battery and also features fingerprint scanner. The Vibe P1 is available online for Rs 15,999.