Gionee hasn't exactly released many devices this year, but their Elife E8 flagship phablet, and the big battery Marathon M5 devices are surely worth mentioning. The Elife E8 is a metal-clad high-end handset which looks really sleek as well, while the Marathon M5 is actually a mid-ranger which packs in a 6,020mAh battery on the inside, for those of you who need something like that. That being said, Gionee has announced the Marathon M5 Lite quite recently, and the Marathon M5 Plus has been leaking out for quite some time now. The company will announce this smartphone on December 21st in China, that part has already been confirmed, and now we have more info about the device itself, read on.
The Gionee M5 Plus has been certified by TENAA (China's equivalent to the FCC) quite recently, and thanks to that listing, we now know exactly how the phone will look like, and its specs have been revealed as well. The Gionee M5 Plus will sport a 6-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB via a microSD card). The device will be fueled by MediaTek's octa-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, and a 5,020mAh battery will be available on the inside. This handset will sport a smaller unit than its predecessor, the Marathon M5, but it's still a huge battery which should keep you going for quite some time. The 13-megapixel camera will be available on the back of this smartphone, and a 5-megapixel snapper will be located up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop will come pre-installed on this device with Gionee's skin on top of it, and the physical home button which is placed below the display will double as a fingerprint scanner. The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus will measure 160.7 x 81 x 8.2mm, while it will weight 206 grams.
Now, if you take a look at the gallery down below, you'll get to see the device itself. As you can see, the aforementioned home button is flanked by overview (left) and back (right) capacitive buttons. The power / lock and volume rocker buttons are placed on the right hand of this phone, and the device is made out of metal. As already mentioned, this smartphone will be announced on December 21st, so stay tuned for that.