Gionee launched the Marathon M3 smartphone, which is currently available for purchase in India. One of the key features of the Gionee Marathon M3 is its battery, a 5,000mAh monster, which the company estimates can last up to 32 hours of 3G talk time and 33 days of stand-by. This is a newer and better version of the earlier Gionee M2 that came with 4,000mAh Battery.
The Marathon M3 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is built around a 5″ IPS LCD of 720p resolution.
Naturally, a battery this big comes at a cost. The phone measures 144.5 x 71.4 x 10.4mm and weighs 180 grams. The company hasn’t specified how much weight the battery adds to the equitation, but we guess it easily pushes it beyond the 200g mark.
The phone features a MediaTek MT6582 SoC with a 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 8GB and is expandable up to 128GB via the microSD card slot. At the back, there’s an 8MP snapper, which offers 720p video recording, while a 2MP camera takes care of selfies at the front.
In terms of connectivity, the Gionee Marathon M3 accepts two SIM cards and features FM Radio, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The device is now available in India for $210 (INR 12,999) in black and white versions.
I really hope to own this awesome smartphone,am saving towards it.