The Gionee Marathon M5 Mini has been outed in Nigeria, a few months after its bigger-screen variants had arrived in the market. There’s no word on whether the phone will be released outside of the nation anytime soon and what price it will be sold at.
To recap, Gionee had debuted the Marathon M5 with a 6020mAh battery setup back in June last year. It had then proceeded to launch a Lite 4000mAh version of the handset. The new Mini model possesses the same powerhouse capacity of the latter but offers a slightly different set of specs.
To start with, the M5 Mini offers a smaller screen size of 5-inch which showcases its visuals in a resolution of 720 x 1280p. There’s an 8MP autofocus camera on its rear surface with LED flash and a 5MP fixed-focus one on its front panel for selfies and video calls. The device packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal space.
A quick look at the top specs of the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini:
– Display: 5-inch IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Amigo 3.1
– CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580
– Storage: 16GB, expandable till 128GB
– RAM: 2GB
– Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Size: 143.5 x 71 x 9.6mm
– Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
Users can expand on the Gionee smartphone’s memory capabilities up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. One feature the handset does have in common with all its variants is its ability to double as a powerbank for other devices through reverse charging technology via a USB OTG cable.
Gionee guarantees the M5 Mini will be able to last for roughly two weeks on standby and 18 hours of talk time. It’s been fitted with fast charging features to allow it last for up to 2 days on standby after just 10 minutes of powering up. The device further runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with a layer of Amigo UI 3.1 on top.
We’ll keep you posted if the Gionee Marathon M5 Mini is brought to other international markets in the future.