Gionee has announced the Gionee M5 Mini (aka Gionee Marathon M5 Mini) smartphone in Nigeria. The 5-inch sized device is almost like the Lite variant of the Gionee Marathon M5 (Gionee M5) but is equipped with 2GB RAM/16GB built-in storage instead of 3GB RAM/32GB built-in storage.
The metal body Gionee M5 Mini is backed by a 4000mAh Li-Po battery which should last long enough considering the Gionee M5 is backed by a 6020mAh battery. It is expected to last up to last up to 2 weeks of standby time, up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 22 hours of straight audio playback time.
The device lasts up to 2 days of standby time, over 2 hours of music or up to 1.5 hours of talk time on 10 minutes of charge. It has USB OTG supports, thus, it supports reverse charging (i.e it can be used as a power bank for. Charging other mobile devices using the OTG cable).
Running Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Amigo UI 3.1 ontop, the Gionee M5 Mini sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS LCD display, powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6580 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in expandable storage space.
For extra storage space, there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 128GB. In the camera aspect, there is a front facing 5MP FF camera and a rear facing 8MP AF camera with LED flash. It measures 143.5 x 71 x 9.6mm in dimensions as well as supports GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
Commenting on the launch, Marketing Director, Gionee Nigeria, Mr. Somoye Habeeb said;
“Gionee focuses on innovation, efficiency and affordability in ways that other brands don’t. Having received a warm reception from the Nigerian market when we introduced the Gionee M5 a few months ago, Gionee is following up with the M5 Mini.
The Gionee M5 Mini as the name implies, is a compact version of the M5. It is just as effective and stylish, but more affordable. It can be considered a sequel to the highly durable M5, and is the latest phone to be released in Nigeria.”
While there is no word on pricing yet, the Gionee M5 Mini will be available from brick-and-mortar stores in the country as well as other online means such as Jumia, Konga and Yudala.