Gionee unveils handset with jumbo 62-hour battery

24th November 2015
Gionee unveils  handset with jumbo  62-hour battery
From left: Arvind Vohra,Country CEO & MD , Gionee, Actor- athlete Milind Soman, Flipkart directors Sandeep Karwa & Vignesh Director at the launch of Gionee's Marathon M5 phone in Bangalore, November 24 2015

Bangalore, November 24th 2015: With  film actor, model and latterly  champion  long distance  runner Milind Soman to  create  a physical metaphor   for  the product's USP,  China-based    global mobile  handset leader  Gionee launched   a phone in India today,   with arguably  the  biggest  battery capacity  on offer:  The 6020 mAh-capable  Marathon M5.
This translates  to  62 hours of call time, or  12 hours  of  image-intense non-stop gaming   or the ability to  watch  11 movies  back to back.
Faster charging --  10 minutes typically or 30 minutres s for a full day's use -- is made possible  by deploying two charging  chips and sharing the work between them.   Gionee's India   Country  Manager and MD Arvind Vohra  explained  that  clever  power management  made the battery capacity an effective 8000 mAh--- it could run  for four days under normal conditions  between recharges,  two days under extreme use conditions -- a message which he and the others on stage at the launch  underlines by throwing away their chargers.
Power-ful specs aside the M5 sports an1.3GHz Quad Core 64 bit processor, a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen rather than IPS for less power  demand; a 13MP rear camera with LED flashand front facing 5MP camera;  3 GB RAM and  32 GB storage  expandable to 128 GB;  dual  4G SIM slots  and the ability to work with both GSM/LTE and CDMA networks.
The handset is available exclusively on Flipkart, staring today for Rs 17,999.