Gionee has announced the Marathon M3, the new smartphone from the Marathon series that comes with some nice improvements over the previous M2 model. The Marathon M3 will be sold at the best price of Rs.12,999 (~$213) in India.
The standout feature of the Gionee Marathon M3 is that it packs a massive 5000mAh battery, a nice improvement over the 4200mAh battery in the M2. Gionee says that it can deliver up to 32.46 hours of talk time on 3G, and up to 51 hours of talk time on 2G networks, or 32.8 days of standby time. It also comes in with a very interesting feature ‘Hotknot’. The feature allows two phones to exchange photos and videos in an instant as long as the two screens are put together.
The Marathon M3 is a dual-SIM smartphone and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS One Glass Solution display,powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor coupled with an ARM Mali 450MP GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Gionee Marathon M3 has only 8GB of inbuilt storage, but you can expand it via microSD card up to 128GB. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash on the front and a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity-wise the Marathon M3 includes 3G, Wi-Fi, WLAN Direct, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. There’s also a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and compass.
The smartphone measures 144.5×71.45×10.4mm and weighs 180.29 grams without the battery. The Gionee Marathon M3 is available in Black and White.