After some years in the limbo, Gionee is back and kicking! One of the first Chinese companies to bet in the Indian market back in the 2014’s now is ready to unveil a new smartphone with a massive battery – 10,000mAh capacity. That’s the biggest battery delivered by Gionee in a smartphone. We’ve already seen a couple of devices with this capacity like the legendary Oukitel K10000 Pro. This is the second smartphone coming from Gionee in a while. While we still have a full picture of the handset, it just got TENAA approval in China.
This handset may be part of the Marathon series in a bid to bring some fresh air to this smartphone series. The Marathon M5 was introduced back in 2015 with a 6,020mAh battery. The latest device was the Marathon M2017 which came with a 7,000mAh cell. Now, we’re probably seeing the rebirth of this lineup with a 10,000mAh battery in the tank.
Gionee 10,000mAh monster specifications
Under the hood, the handset will be powered with an unknown 2.0GHz Octa-Core CPU. We’re probably looking at a MediaTek Helio chipset here, probably not the most current ones. The RAM amount and Storage amounts are quite satisfactory. The device comes in multiple variants with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM. When it comes to the storage amount, the company is pretty generous with variants offering 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Of course, we’re probably looking to an eMMC 5.1 standard which is slower than any of the UFS offerings. It also offers a microSD card slot.
The phone flaunts a 5.72-inch LCD display with a 720p resolution. The phone measures 160.6 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm and weighs in at 305g. The weight is not a big surprise considering the massive battery inside. Unfortunately, TENAA doesn’t list charging speeds. Hopefully, this phone can do more than just 10W charging. With a slow charging rate, the phone’s battery will take several hours to get completely charged. Despite this, we know that the handset will bring 4G connectivity and as usual, it’s a dual-SIM phone. It brings a 16MP camera on the back, just above the fingerprint scanner. On the front, there is a single 8MP selfie snapper. The phone will sell in Black and Blue colors.
We expect more details to surface in the coming weeks. The handset may be revealed in August.