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Gionee launches Marathon M3 with 5000 mAh battery for Rs 12,999

Gionee has introduced a new budget smartphone called Marathon M3 in India for a price of Rs 12,999. Gionee had previously launched CTRL V5 and GPAD G5 in the recent past. We have recently reviewed the Gionee Elife S5.5. Check it out.


The Gionee Marathon M3 is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582 processor with Mali 400 GPU. It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display. It also runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. The phone comes with DTS and is also has Dual SIM. The device comes with an interesting feature called ‘Hotknot’, which allows two phones to exchange photos and videos in an instant as long as the two screens are put together.

The Gionee Marathon M3 comes with a 8-megapixel rear auto-focus camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel secondary front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory with expandable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card.

The smartphone packs in a whopping 5,000 mAh battery under the hood which promises to deliver 3246 hours (3G) and 51 hours (2G) of endless talktime along with 32.8 days of standby time. It has 3G, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0. It is specially targeted at people looking for tremendous battery life on a smartphone.


On the launch of Gionee Marathon M3, Mr. Arvind Vohra, Gionee India Head said,

“It gives us immense pleasure to bring the much awaited Marathon M3 to India. I am delighted to present to our consumers with our latest device that is sure to create a new benchmark in the smartphone market. We have introduced this for discerning consumers who love to be connected on the go and are in the lookout for powerful devices. Along with a strong battery we have also introduced a set of new innovative features like the OTG Reverse Charge or the OTG Data Transfer to enable our consumers with seamless communication. With every product we introduce we have been trying to make communication simpler and faster and our endeavour remains the same with the Marathon M3”.

The Gionee Marathon M3 comes in black and white colour variant and is priced at Rs 12,999.

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