Gionee Marathon M5 and Gionee E8 Announced Officially


Gionee has finally announced the Marathon M5 and E8 Smartphones. The company couldn’t keep the smartphones a secret for a long time as the Chinese certification Site TEENA has openly posted the details and thanks to many other numerous leaks the specifications are no surprise now. The E8 smartphone that is already out earlier today launched in the name of Allview X2 Xtreme, a Russian sub-brand of Gionee. The device sports 6-inches QHD display, and we are yet to confirm the display protection is overlayed or not. Under the hood, it is MediaTek Helio X10 chipset clocked at 2GHz Octa-Core 64bit processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU, coupled by 3GB of Ram and has 64GB of internal storage that also has an SD card slot supports up to 128GB. On the camera side, there is 24-megapixel autofocus primary camera and the front features an 8-megpixel selfie shooter. The rear camera can record videos in 4K resolution, and the key highlight of the device is its rear camera that has interpolation technology that helps the picture clear and resembles a 120MP photo. A 3,500mAh battery powers the device and runs on Android 5.0 lollipop. The Elife E8 smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back for better security enhancements. Being a flagship device the Elife E8 smartphone is impressive specs wise but before coming to a conclusion lets wait for the Review(soon). Priced at 3999 Chinese Yuan ( US$ 644 / Rs. 41118 approx.) and will go on sale in China starting from July 15th. The smartphone is expected to launch in India in August.

Coming to Marathon M5 smartphone, the device sports 5.5-inches HD Super AMOLED display. Powered by MediaTek MT6735 chipset clocked in at 1.5GHz Quad-Core 64bit processor with Mali T760 GPU coupled with 2GB DDR3 Ram and has 16GB of internal storage with an SD card slot, Runs on Android 5.1 lollipop with Amigo U.I 3.0. The cameras feature a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 1080p Recording, the front features a 5-megapixel fixed focus selfie shooter. The device supports 4G on both the SIM slot as the device comes with Dual SIM slots. WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB port etc serve as connectivity features. The highlight of the smartphone has to be the Dual 3,010mAh battery units making a total of 6,020mAh, the company says the device can stand by up to 62 hours even when the device is left with 5% of battery. Priced at 2299 Chinese Yuan ( US$ 370 / Rs. 23656 approx.). It will go on sale in China starting from June 25th.