Gionee launched the Marathon M5 Plus smartphone back in December last year in China. It is the first smartphone in the Marathon series to come with a fingerprint sensor. Today, the company has officially released the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus smartphone in India. The device comes with premium mid-range specifications and is the successor of the Marathon M5 that launched last year. The Marathon M5 Plus is priced at Rs. 26,999 and is available for sale in India via all the leading online and offline platforms across India.
Speaking on the launch occasion, Arvind R Vohra, CEO of Gionee India, said, “We are thrilled to bring the M5 Plus to India. The device is a perfect reflection of a beautifully crafted powerhouse. Our motto with the Marathon series remains the same with each device to make people’s life stress-free with no battery issues bothering them. We at Gionee believe that smartphone are needed to take down your burdens not add on it. Hence, we design our devices as per the utmost needs of our consumers.”
Coming to the specifications part, the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus flaunts a 6-inch (1920×1080 pixels) full-HD AMOLED 2.5D curved display with 368ppi as pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection from drops and scratches. Under the hood, it packs MediaTek MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It features hybrid sim slot with the dual sim dual standby support that can be alternatively used as microSD card slot instead of the second sim. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Amigo 3.1 UI overlaid with a guranteed upgrade to Android Marshmallow in near future.
It has 64GB of built-in storage that can be further expanded using a microSD card slot upto 128GB. On the photographic section, the smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for video chats and selfie lovers. The 4G-LTE enabled smartphone comes with standard connectivity options such as VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C 2.0 port.
The Marathon M5 Plus looks premium in hand with all-metal slim body design and also includes a fingerprint sensor embedded directly into the physical home button that can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds. Like other Gionee devices, the M5 Plus also comes with Amigo features like AmiClone, AmigoPaper, Chameleon and few more added apps like Gionee Mailbox, Child Clone, and Ami Locker.
The handset powers a 5020mAh battery that is rated to deliver upto 53 hours of talk time and upto 829 hours of standby time and packs a slightly smaller capacity when compared to the Marathon M5 that sports a 6020mAh battery. The device also features Dual Charging Chips technology for faster charging of the battery. The dimensions of the handset measure 160.9 x 81.2 x 8.4 mm weighs around 208 grams and comes in Gold color option.