Gionee recently confirmed that they would be launching the Marathon M5 Plus, which can be stated as the bigger sibling of Marathon M5, which was originally announced in China late June. Now in the same lineup company has introduced Marathon M5 Lite, which seems to be the toned down version of the original M5. The M5 Lite comes with a 4000mAh battery life, which is quite lower than 6020mAh on the M5.
The overall specification of the device is cut down; you get 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Unlike, the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage on the original Marathon M5. Sporting a 5-inch 720p display, the device uses IPS LCD technology instead of the AMOLED. The thing that is similar is that the system runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 based Amigo OS 3.0, which is Gionee’s custom interface.
Powered by the Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, which runs the 4G LTE Worldmode Platform, meaning you get the faster 4G network compatibility. From the looks on company’s official website, the device seems to be exclusively made available for China Mobile and China Unicom user in the country.
Regarding the camera department, we see 8-megapixel on the rear with the support of LED Flash and 5-megapixel front facing the camera for selfie buffs. The Chinese mobile brand is claiming 39 days of standby time and 40 hours of talk time on the 4000mAh battery capacity.
The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and microUSB 2.0. Unlike, the M5, its little sibling doesn’t have IR Blaster, which might be useful in many cases. Weighing 182 grams and having 8.5mm thickness the Marathon M5 Lite is the third handset in the battery-dedicated series from the company.
Note: It is not clear whether the company has named this device Marathon M5 Lite or not, because it is hard to make out what’s written in Chinese. But why we are calling it Marathon M5 Lite is because of the design you see here is similar to the Marathon M5 launched in China and India.