5020mAh IUNI U0003 and Gionee M5 Plus are (extremely) close cousins

IUNI-U0003-1A new IUNI phone with a massive 5020mAh battery in the form of the IUNI U0003 just got glimpsed.

The phone doesn’t just share the battery spec with the Gionee M5 Plus, but also the design, and a lot more.

However, since IUNI is Gionee’s online-only, direct-to-consumer brand, the IUNI U0003 is expected to be quite a bit more affordable compared to the M5 Plus.

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Let’s take a quick look at what the IUNI U0003 has on offer:

  • 6-inch full HD AMOLED display
  • MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 13 mega-pixel main camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C port
  • 5020mAh battery
  • Metal body with dimensions of 160.7 x 81 x 8.2 mm
  • IUNI OS operating system (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop)

Coming back to the price, how much the U0003 will sell for isnt known as yet. However, what we do know is the retail price of the M5 Plus, which is 2499 Yuan ($383). Expect the U0003 to be around 20% (or more?) cheaper.

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  1. Qidamin
    March 7, 2016

    I got the Iuni U3 which is really a great phone, not to say amazing especially for the money, but Iuni totally forgot about it, and updates are almost inexistant. Everything was promising with this brand, great phones, nice simple refreshing os, I wonder if Gionee did not cut some Iuni’s heads on purpose…

    • Adam Irvine
      March 7, 2016

      Ye I remember considering the U3 once upon a time, But it was the lack of decent software that let it down, I didn’t forsee the updates rolling out much and also not much comunity development for it either…


      • liamo
        March 7, 2016

        I’d be surprised if that’s real as Iuni have just changed their logo/branding. It wouldn’t make sense to use old logo on new phone?

        I have U3 also and really happy with it. With a bit of tweaking the software is great and very fluid and the tech specs are great for the money.

        • SnowyCat
          March 7, 2016

          yes i also considered it last time because it was really hella cheap for the display, camera and everything..but i dunno i saw it still had 4.4 kitkat and not that android updates are everything but i just dont know 🙁

      • pantamorph
        March 8, 2016

        You know, those who got the IUNI i1 were very unlucky, it was released in April, got its ROM available for download in May and then it was dumped completely, talk about customer service and commitment…
        Being a IUNI U2 user myself I can’t help but note that you can’t expect IUNI to update the OS for the U2 and U3 and they can’t even give any excuse why they can’t provide the community with sources for the kernel and AOSP based Roms so while I don’t have any big issues with my phone, I doubt my next model would be by IUNI again…

    • Danny
      March 7, 2016

      Yeah, that was a jerk raction to one+ the problem is that they spinoff and don’t give any support. IUNI U3 was a really nice phone, but was killed because it came out to late in the game and then the people that did buy it, got zero updates 🙁

    • Bartosz B.
      March 7, 2016

      http://bbs.iunios.com/forum.php?mod=download&op=view&id=44&mobile=no – last update 26/01/2016 so not that long ago

      Dunno if it fits all possible versions of the phone and if it has english language but I’d bet that it does.

      • Qidamin
        March 7, 2016

        not that long but did you check the change log? the last updates are very minimalistic, if not to say useless, while users are waiting for an Android upgrade and a new rom version.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    March 7, 2016

    does the m5 plus have flash storage.. i think it did im not sure, ill rock an amoled screen but i honestly prefer ips lcd

  3. iKosh
    March 7, 2016

    I would be interested with a different SoC.