Gionee, one of the biggest mobile phone manufacturers in China, has launched Marathon M5 in an event in China a few days ago. The smartphone offers twice battery size of a normal battery size in other smartphones. Therefore, instead of 3010mAh, M5 will be featuring two 3010mAh battery sizes. On top of that, the smartphone will have a number of battery optimization features to ensure that it can withstand the longest hours when compared with other smartphones in the market.
Marathon M5 will be operating on a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 4G LTE and 16GB internal storage which can be further expanded by an external microSD. As for the display, the device will come with a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 720×1280 resolutions, which is a pity, from my point of view.
The smartphone is 8.5mm thick and the outer rim measured at only 4.75mm. Therefore, from the outside appearance it is rather unbelievable that there are two relatively large batteries embedded inside it. With this kind of measurement, it is consider small and thus the user should be able to put the smartphone inside the pocket without much hassle. With only 5% of the battery life left on the smartphone, it boasts that it can last almost three full days (62 hours) in standby mode.
Marathon M5 is dual-SIM smartphone. It offers three colors, black, white and gold. It will be available starting on June 25th and priced at $370.