6-inch Gionee Marathon M5 Plus announced with 5020mAh battery

Gionee’s Marathon line of phones is all about battery life, and the newest entrant — the Marathon M5 is nothing different.

The phone went live today in the Indian market with a hefty 5020mAh battery. With that, the Marathon M5 Plus also features an octa-core processor, and more that you’ll see below.

India CEO and MD for Gionee, Arvind Vohra had the following to say:

“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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Gionee Marathon M5 Specifications

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus

The phone comes with rather mild hardware, besides of course the 5020mAh battery. Here it is:

  • 2.5D Curved 6-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD AMOLED display
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby, USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Octa-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6753 SoC
  • 64GB ROM
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13.0MP rear camera
  • 5.0MP front camera
  • Amigo 3.1, based on Android 5.1
  • 5020 mAh battery with fast charging

The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus has been priced 26,999 INR ($403) in India.

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  1. HBK
    May 18, 2016

    A Mt6753 device costing 27ks.. i just dont get it.
    Why would anyone buy this, i just dont get it.

  2. Bility
    May 18, 2016

    Are they mad? With such spec for over $400? Xiaomi MAX better speced for less than $300 and this crap for over $400

  3. xi7
    May 18, 2016

    gionee android never update to 6, gionee elife e8 1 year old and nothing.

    • VMortens
      May 19, 2016

      Elife E7 had Lollipop promised, then it got scrapped without telling the reason.

  4. Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
    May 18, 2016

    Dears, pls donot buy this brand, already the logo is a joke. Mi is more sophisticated. Thanks my friends.

    • Atere Jr
      May 18, 2016

      Hear, hear

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 18, 2016

      sadly your phones are banned from being imported in Pakistan … so wtf Lei Jun , atleast do something about it :/

      • Beloved Chairman Lei Jun
        May 19, 2016

        Well your goverment should get it together, in India our phones are sold as well, so it is not my fault that your goverment wants to stop progress dear.

  5. MaxPower
    May 18, 2016

    Freaking MT6753!
    It’s flooding the market the same way the MT6582 did.

    • 3llawi
      May 18, 2016

      F$&¢k MT6753

      Its bullshit

      6 inch us Perfect but why MT6753

    • balcobomber25
      May 18, 2016

      It’s really not a bad chip especially for a phone which focusing on efficiency, the problem is the $400 price tag for a MT6753. This will be a good phone when it’s sold as the new Blu Energy and retails for around $140.

      • MaxPower
        May 18, 2016

        I know it’s not bad as a entry level, I’m disappointed because I would have considered buying this phone with a Helio X10-X20 SD650-SD652

        • balcobomber25
          May 18, 2016

          I knew it wouldn’t have SD 650/652. Gionee mostly uses Mediatek in phones like this. I actually expected P10.

          • MaxPower
            May 18, 2016

            Anything but MT6753!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 18, 2016

        why can’t we have helio x10 as the common driver for most phones ?

        it must be a hell lotta cheaper right now … since it was first used in early-mid 2015 , right ?

        • balcobomber25
          May 18, 2016

          It’s tough to figure out SoC prices without BoMs from all brands but I would guess the price of the X10 is cheaper but not as cheap as the 6753.

          Also we don’t know the availability of the X10. Mediatek might not have enough stock of the X10 to meet the demand for these types of phones.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    May 18, 2016

    *sigh* they just wont let the poor 6753 DIE in peace :/

  7. Raul
    May 19, 2016

    Although the “old” chip, I’ve gotta say that is one beautiful device.

    • TheOracle
      May 19, 2016

      Agreed. It’s very good looking.

    • Bility
      May 19, 2016

      Absolutely beautiful but crap hardware. I would have bought this without hesitation, my two years old Oppo Find 7 needs replacing.

  8. matherfacker
    May 20, 2016

    where is android 6 for gionee elife e8 or allview xtreme x2??