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Gionee Marathon M5 with 6020mAh battery and 3GB RAM launched in India

As scheduled, Chinese manufacturer Gionee has launched its Marathon M5 smartphone in India, making it the first market outside of China where the device is now available. The handset went official in China back in June this year.

As you might already know, the Marathon M5’s selling point is its dual-battery setup – it includes two 3,010mAh batteries providing a total capacity of 6,020mAh, enough to keep the phone running for up to 4 days, the company claims.

In addition, the device also features an extreme mode that Gionee says boosts standby time to 62 hours when there’s only 5% battery left. The handset also supports reverse charging, meaning it can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices.

As far as other specs go, the device is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, and sports a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. The model launched in India comes with 3GB/32GB memory configuration, compared to the 2GB/16GB variant available in China.

In terms of camera, the Marathon M5 features a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. Weighing in at 214 gms and measuring 152x76x8.55mm, the device offers dual-SIM support and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Amigo 3.1. Color options include white, black and gold.

Carrying a price tag of INR 17,999 ($270), the device will be exclusively available via Flipkart starting today.