Gionee launched the Marathon M5 earlier this year with a mammoth 6,020 mAh battery, and it has unveiledÂ a larger screen variant at an event today. The Marathon M5 Plus is targeted towards consumers who want a mid-range phablet with two-day battery life. Of course, the star of the show is its 5,020 mAh battery, but the Chinese smartphone brand has thrown in some extraÂ goodies, making it an even better package.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus features a sharper 6-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a 13-megapixel primary camera with phase-detection autofocus, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. A MediaTek MT6753 SoC with a 64-bit octa-core CPU and Mali-T720 GPU runs the show combined with 3GB of RAM and 64GBÂ of internal storage space. You can further expand the storage using a microSD card. It runs the company’s home-baked Amigo 3.1 interface that’s based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Now,Â let’s talk about those extra goodies. The Marathon M5 Plus comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor that’s built right into its home button and USB Type-C connectivity. The all-metal smartphone will also be able to safeguard personal information like call logs and files such as images and videos using the fingerprint sensor. The device comes with dual-SIM card slot with an ability to carry out voice calls over the VoLTE standard.
Sure, it’s ‘smaller’ 5,020 mAh battery may not be as large as the 6,020 mAh battery that’s used in the Marathon M5, but it can be charged within two hours, thanks to two power input management chips and faster charging ability. Priced atÂ 2,499 Chinese Yuan ($385 USD), the device is available for purchase right away in China. The company also launched the slightly smallerÂ Marathon M5 Enjoy at the event, which comes with 5.5-inch HD LCD display, a 5,000 mAh battery, an 8-megapixel primary camera, 16GB internal storage, and a price tag of CNY 1,999 ($308 USD).