Chinese phone makers Gionee today officially unveiled her latest smartphone -Gionee Marathon M5 mini to her teeming fans and potential customers in Nigeria.
The unveiling is coming with a twist because Gionee Nigeria had displayed a two days countdown on their official Facebook page before the smartphone giant is billed to officially launch the Marathon M5 mini in Nigeria.
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The Gionee Marathon range of smartphones looks to be in a superb marathon literally, given that Gionee just recently launched the Marathon M5 Lite in India and the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus and M5 Enjoy variants released after the original Gionee Marathon M5.
The good thing about these quick secession in releases is that the Gionee brand of smartphones comes with eye-popping specifications and prices.
The Gionee Marathon M5 Mini is no exception, as it is packed with an amazing 4,000mAh battery capacity which is simply out of the box for a mid-range phone. The device is powered by a Mediatek MT6580 SoC and sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixel resolution) IPS display , has 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory.
In terms of camera, the M5 mini features an 8MP rear and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 143.5 x 71 x 9.6mm, the handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo UI 3.1 on top. Connectivity options include 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi .
Commenting on the launch, the company’s Nigeria Marketing Director Somoye Habeeb said, “Gionee focuses on innovation, efficiency and affordability in ways that other brands don’t. Having received a warm reception from the Nigerian market when we introduced the Gionee M5 a few months ago, Gionee is following up with the M5 Mini.”
“The Gionee M5 Mini as the name implies, is a compact version of the M5. It is just as effective and stylish, but more affordable. It can be considered a sequel to the highly durable M5, and is the latest phone to be released in Nigeria,” he added.
Gionee Marathon M5 mini specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Amigo UI 3.1
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 143.5 x 71 x 9.6mm
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
- 4000mAh battery
It looks like those already waiting for word on the price of the smartphone will have to wait some few days more when the product will be released to the Nigerian market. No mention was made of the official price of the smartphone during the launch but that is expected to come out in just about two days time.
The price for the Gionee Marathon M5 has been pegged at N29,999 according to a post on the official page of the Chinese firm’s Nigerian branch.