Remember Gionee? A Chinese smartphone manufacturer who held the title for the world’s thinnest phone until recently. Gionee Elife S5.1 was world’s thinnest device until Oppo announced their Oppo R5 handset, the device which is 4.85mm thin and therefore thinner than Gionee Elife S5.1. Anyhow, Gionee just listed a new device on its official webpage, Gionee Marathon M3. You may wonder why the phone is called “Marathon”, well, this device sports a 5000mAh battery which guarantees a great battery life. Unfortunately Marathon M3 is not a high-end device, not even close to it, but if you’re in a market for a mid-ranger, this might be an option. This handset features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display with OGS along with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage (though you can expand that via MicroSD card up to 128GB). This handset is powered by a MediaTek’s quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz which comes with Mali 450 GPU as the dedicated graphics card in this handset and the device ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. On the back of the device you’ll find an 8-megapixel camera while there’s a 2-megapixel located on the front of the device. This is a 3G HSPA+ device and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.
Gionee Marathon M3 comes with camera features such as “Eraser” and “Face Detection” while the UI itself comes with features like “Face Unlock”, “Smart Gesture”, “Game Zone”, etc. This phone is 10.4mm thick and it weighs 180.29 grams. The phone isn’t exactly the thinnest one around but considering that beastly 5000mAh battery on the inside, it’s not exactly thick either. Gionee says that the phone’s battery offers 33.7 hours of talk time and 3.8 days on standby. For those of you interested, this handset is currently priced at $179 and is available in Black or White color options. It is obvious that Gionee Marathon M3 isn’t exactly a high-end device, which is too bad, I believe many people would be interested in a high-end handset with a 5000mAh battery on the inside. There are consumers which have been waiting for something like this though, this is a mid-ranger with an extremely powerful battery on the inside, if you’re interested, follow the source link down below.