Gionee Marathon M5 Plus officially launched in India for Rs 26999

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has been officially launched in India today. It was available in the country since last month. It is also the first Gionee phone in India to carry the new smiling logo. It was launched in China in December last year. Lets check out the other specifications of the device now.

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus officially launched in India for Rs 26999

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Specifications

The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus features a 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. The screen-to-body ratio of the phone is 77.5%. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processor along with Mali-T720 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card.

The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s Amigo UI 3.1. It comes equipped with features like Amiclone, that will allow users to transfer and switch data from their old device at a fraction of a second. The phablet comes with an energy-efficient mode, that includes Eco Mode, Power Saving Mode and Extreme Mode, which will allow the customers to have a better power management experience.

The Marathon M5 Plus comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5P lenses. It shoots Full HD (1080p) videos. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with 84-degree ultra-wide angle lens for selfies and video calling. The phablet has a unibody metal build which is 8.4 mm thick and weighs 208 grams. It supports Dual SIM (CDMA supported as well), comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and DTS audio. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded into its home button that promises a response time of 0.1 seconds and a recognition time of 0.38 seconds.

The M5 Plus comes with 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG, GPS and USB Type-C as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a whopping 5,020 mAh battery under the hood with fast charging capabilities. Only 1 hour of charging will offer up to 1 day of usage. The M5 Plus has an impressive talk time of up to 21 hours and a standby time of up to 619 hours. It can also charge other devices and act as a power bank and has fast dual charging chips.


The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus is available in Champagne Gold and Polar Gold color variants for Rs 26,999 in India. It will be sold across retail outlets in the country, as well as online exclusively through Flipkart.

On this occasion, Arvind R Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said:

We are thrilled to bring the M5 Plus to India. The device is a perfect reflection of a beautifully crafted powerhouse. Our motto with the Marathon series remains the same with each device to make people’s life stress-free with no battery issues bothering them. We at Gionee believe that smart phones are needed to take down your burdens not add-on it, hence, we design our devices as per the utmost needs of our consumers.

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