After having launched the Gionee Marathon M5 with a large 6020mAH battery in India the Chinese OEM posted a teaser on its official Weibo account teasing the launch of another variant of the M5 with a 'Plus' moniker. Today Gionee has finally revealed that they will launch a new device dubbed the Gionee M5 Plus on December 21st.
It is expected that the Gionee GN8001 which passed TENAA a month back will be the Marathon M5 Plus. The TENAA listing had revealed that the GN8001 comes with a 6 inch Full HD (1080x1920p) display with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, 1.3GHz Mediatek 6753 SoC and 3GB RAM. The USP of the smartphone however lied in the 5020mAh battery on the inside.
Interestingly a new report from China reveals that the Gionee GN8001 comes with a Fingerprint Sensor embedded in the home button on the bottom of the display. This wasn't however mentioned in the leaked TENAA listing. Furthermore the report suggests that the Gionee M5 Plus will come with Dual Fast Charging Feature i.e. you can also charge any of your smart device using the juice inside M5 Plus.
Other specifications include 32GB/64GB of internal memory, Memory Expansion slot (upto 128GB), 13MP rear and 5MP front facing Selfie Snapper. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, A-GPS, USB OTG support and 4G LTE support.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus will come in two color variants - White and Gold. The pricing of the smartphone however isn't known as of yet. It worth noting that if battery is your primary concern then Gionee Marathon M5 is still a better choice thanks to a larger 6020mAh battery.
On the contrary the Gionee M5 Plus is meant for users who are in lookout for premium features including a Fingerprint Sensor along with a large battery. However both these devices are out run by the Oukitel K1000 with is simply built like a tank thanks to the whopping 10,000mAH battery on the inside.