Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Set to Launch on December 21

Gionee, after launching the Marathon M5 in India smartphone, is now set to launch the Marathon M5 Plus in China.

The company in a Weibo post announced a launch event on December 21 where it will reveal the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus in China. Unfortunately, the company has not revealed any other details about the handset. We can expect more details about the handset to be revealed as the launch date approaches. Considering that the Marathon M5 Plus features the ‘Plus’ moniker, we can assume that the handset could pack a bigger battery than that seen on the M5.

The Chinese company launched the Marathon M5 smartphone in June and only launched the handset in India last month. Priced at Rs. 17,999, the smartphone is a Flipkart exclusive.

(Also see: Gionee Marathon M5 First Impressions)

The highlight of the Gionee Marathon M5 is its battery life. The smartphone comes with two 3010mAh batteries, taking the total to 6020mAh. According to the company, the batteries should last up to 4 days. It also features an extreme mode that can boost standby time at 5 percent battery life to 62 hours.

The smartphone from Gionee supports reverse charging, which allows users to utilise the Marathon M5 as a power bank to charge other devices. It also features a fast charging system, but no details have yet been provided about how long it will take to completely charge the dual battery setup. The Marathon M5 runs Amigo 3.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is a dual-SIM dual standby smartphone with 4G LTE functionality on both SIM card slots. IR blaster connectivity is also available. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) Amoled display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC.

Other specifications of the Marathon M5 include 16GB of built-in storage; expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB); sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 152x76x8.55mm and weighs 214 grams.