Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Launched in China at 2499 RMB

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Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Launched with 5020 mAh Battery

Chinese smartphone maker Gionee just introduced its new smartphone in marathon series named: Gionee Marathon M5 Plus. Today, the launch event was held in Shenzen China. The all new Marathon M5 Plus will be available at a price of 2499 RMB (approx. Rs. 24,900). The device will go on sale starting December 25, 2015. The company also announced that the previous Marathon M5 will now be priced at 1999 RMB (around Rs. 19,900). Gionee had launched Marathon M5 in last month in India at Rs 17,999. But there is no information about the price revision in India.

The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus will be the company’s first device to have a physical home button. The device also has a fingerprint scanner on the front panel. William Liu, president of Gionee Global compares the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus to the iPhone 6s Plus and Samsung Note 5. At the launch event he said:

“Users want a fingerprint scanner on the Marathon M5 Plus. The decision to go with a fingerprint sensor at the front was made after receiving overwhelming feedback about the same on social media. It is very convenient. We have added five step solutions for anti-theft on the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus.

In terms of specs the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus comes with a huge 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek MT6582 octa core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. The device has 3GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded via using microSD card. The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has a 13MP rear camera having cool features. At the front device got a 5MP camera for selfies.

The Gionee Marathon M5 plus will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop along with Amigo 3.1 UI on top. The device got a huge 5020 mAh battery. According to the company it can be fully charged in less than 2 hours. Gionee also worked on saving power consumption by both CPU and display. Full metal body smartphone offers USB Type C connectivity. Gionee has not yet announced any launch date for India.

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