Gionee Marathon M5 Lite now available in India

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The Gionee Marathon M5 Lite is now available for buyers in India at a price of 12,999 Rs ($195 USD). The Indian market will be the second one for the device which launched in China last month alongside the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus. However, the device Gionee is making available in India is upgraded compared to the Chinese version, getting 3GB of RAM instead of 1GB and it comes with 32GB of RAM instead of 16GB.

Gionee is hoping one feature of the Marathon M5 Lite that will be of interest to potential buyers is the battery. They packed in a 4,000 mAh battery which is expected to provide about 3 days of typical use between charges. Other specs are more in line with the budget price, like an 8MP rear-facing camera and the 1280 x 720 resolution 5-inch screen. The smartphone does come with Android 5.1 Lollipop along with Gionee’s Amigo 3.0 user interface layer.

source: Gadgets 360

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