The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Gionee launched the Gionee Marathon M5 smartphone in India that comes with massive 6020mAh battery priced at Rs. 17,999. Today, the company has officially launched the smaller variant of the smartphone called as Gionee Marathon M5 Lite in India. The device is a complete package of impressive mid-range specifications, long-lasting battery and is priced aggressively at Rs. 12,999.
Coming to its specifications, the Marathon M5 Lite flaunts a 5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD IPS display offering a pixel density of 294ppi and Asahi DragonTrail Glass protection laid over top of it. Under the hood, it comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The handset supports dual sim dual standby and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Amigo 3.1 UI out of the box.
On the camera front, the device sports an 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing snapper for video chats and selfie lovers. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage and also includes a microSD card slot for further expansion upto 128GB. Connectivity options on the device include 4G-LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 port with OTG support.
The handset comes backed by a 4000mAh battery that the company claims can last upto 40 hours of talk time and upto 39 days of standby time on a single charge. The device can also act as a power bank to charge other devices with the OTG support. The dimensions of the smartphone measure 143 x 69.9 x 8.5 mm and weighs around 183 grams. The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite will be the perfect competitor for the likes of recently launched Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, Intex Aqua GenX and other smartphones in that price range.
Recently, a new mid-range smartphone in the Gionee F-series called as Gionee F105 has passed through TENAA certification. As per the listing, the smartphone features 5-inch (720p) display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter and 4G-LTE connectivity. The F105 will support dual sim dual standby and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Amigo UI out of the box.