The global smartphone manufacturer, Gionee announced the Gionee P5W back in December last year. Today, the brand has officially launched the entry-level smartphone called as Gionee P5W in India. The smartphone is targeted towards the youth and comes with all the basic specifications and also has a new customized lock feature, the AMI lock. The P5W is priced at Rs. 6,499 and is available for sale via all the leading and offline and online platforms across the country.
Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Timir Baran Acharyya, GM, Gionee India said, “The idea of introducing P5W has been the youth and their fascination towards carrying bright, colorful phones. P5W comes in exciting color ranges from white, blue, red, yellow and black, etc. The look and the feel of carrying the device have been thoroughly thought after. Aiming specifically at the youth of the country, we are sure that the device would gauge tremendous interest as like its predecessors.”
Regarding specifications, the Gionee P5W comes with a 5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD IPS On-cell display offering a pixel density of 294ppi. Under the hood, it comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali-T720 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The device supports dual sim dual standby and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The smartphone comes with 16GB of onboard storage and also includes a microSD card slot for expansion of memory upto 128GB.
On the camera section, the device sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front shooter for video chats and selfie images. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 2G/3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS and microUSB port with OTG support. The only downside is it lacks the 4G-LTE support that is available in most of the smartphones these days in that price range. The handset comes backed by a 2000mAh battery that the company claims can easily last for an entire day of mixed usage. The dimensions of the device measure 143.3 x 72 x 8.9 mm weighs around 153 grams and comes in Black, Blue, Red, Yellow and White color variants.
To recap, Gionee has recently launched yet another variant of Marathon M5 called as Gionee Marathon M5 Mini in Nigeria. The smartphone sports all-metal unibody design and packs a huge 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge support. The Marathon M5 Mini features 5-inch HD 2.5D display, MediaTek MT6580 quad-core SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, 8MP primary camera, 5MP selfie snapper and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.