A month after its China launch, Gionee has launched the Marathon M5 Lite in India. Priced at Rs. 12,999, the big-battery smartphone is available via the company’s online store. Notably, the version launched in India comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, and 3GB of RAM.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite variant launched in China in December came with 16GB of inbuilt storage and 1GB of RAM. It was priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,000). The storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Marathon M5 Lite’s USP is its big battery – it bears a 4000mAh Li-Po offering, rated to deliver up to 40 hours of talk time, 68 hours of music playback, 3 days of regular use and 39 days of standby time. The handset can charge other smartphones as well.
It runs Amigo 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is a dual-SIM dual standby smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity (Indian bands supported). It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display with pixel density of 293 ppi, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, clubbed with 1GB RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. The smartphone sports 16GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Marathon M5 Lite bears an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with CMOS sensor and LED-flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Measuring 143×69.9×8.5mm, the Marathon M5 Lite weighs 182 grams. It Gionee Marathon M5 Lite offers Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, and MicroUSB connectivity. Also on board are an ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, and proximity sensor. As per the company, the smartphone is made of aviation-grade aluminium alloy.