After unveiling the phone in China late last year, Gionee has commenced sales of the Marathon M5 Plus in India for ₹26,999.
The standard Marathon offers a massive 6020mAh battery and a 5.5-inch 720p display for ₹17,999. The M5 Lite comes with a 5-inch 720p display and a 4000mAh battery, and is available for ₹12,999. The Marathon M5 Plus, meanwhile, features a 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display and a 5020mAh battery, and will retail in the market for ₹26,999.
The Marathon M5 Plus also offers a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 SoC, 13MP camera at the back, 5MP front shooter, LTE, USB Type-C, and a fingerprint sensor. Software-wise, it's still on Android 5.1 Lollipop, with Gionee's custom Amigo 3.1 running the show.
The bump in screen resolution combined with the huge battery makes the handset an enticing option, but the ₹26,999 asking price is a lot considering you have much better phones in this category. What do you guys think?