Gionee is back and occasionally releases a new phone or two. This model from the pipeline may catch your attention with one large number – 10,000 mAh. That’s the biggest battery on a phone by the company so far. We don’t have the full picture yet, just what TENAA revealed.
This could be part of the Marathon series. The Marathon M5, for example, launched in 2015 with a 6,020 mAh battery. The latest was the M2017 with a 7,000 mAh in the tank. This new model, whatever its name, has them both beat by a large margin.
That aside, the new model is nothing to write home about. Most disappointing is the Android 7.1 Nougat OS, the rest does show some potential. It’s powered by an unknown 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU and has surprisingly generous memory capacities – it starts at 4 GB of RAM (with 6 and 8 GB options) while storage is 64/128/256 GB. There’s a microSD slot too.
The handset has a 5.72” LCD (720p+) and measures 160.6 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm. The weight of 305 g is considerable, but hardly surprising considering the battery capacity. TENAA doesn’t list charging speeds, unfortunately. Hopefully, the phone can do more than 10 W, otherwise a full charge will take forever.
Anyway, it’s a dual-SIM phone with 4G connectivity. It has a single 16 MP camera on the back, just above the fingerprint reader, plus an 8 MP selfie camera on the front. It will be available in Black (pictured) and Blue.
This Gionee phone is expected to launch some time in August.