Gionee has introduced a new Android smartphone in the Indian market. Part of the company’s M-series, Gionee Marathon M3 is the successor to the company’s previously launched Marathon M2 smartphone.
Currently listed on the company’s India website, the M3 features a 5-inch 1280x720p HD display, Android 4.4 and 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The phone also packs 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front shooter, USB OTG support, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.
In addition, Gionee has included a mammoth 5000 mAh battery in the phone along with dual-SIM support and FM Radio. As you can see, the main selling phone of the phone is the battery, rest of the specifications are quite common these days.
“It gives us immense pleasure to bring the much awaited Marathon M3 to India. I am delighted to present our consumers with our latest device that is sure to create a new benchmark in the smartphone market. We have introduced this for discerning consumers who love to be connected on the go and are in the lookout for powerful devices. Along with a strong battery we have also introduced a set of new innovative features like the OTG Reverse Charge or the OTG Data Transfer to enable our consumers with seamless communication. With every product we introduce we have been trying to make communication simpler and faster and our endeavor remains the same with the Marathon M3,” said Arvind Vohra, India Head, Gionee Smartphones.
Pricing and availability
Although Gionee does not officially note the pricing of the phone on its website, the phone has appeared on eBay India with a price-tag of INR 13,499. We are still waiting for an official confirmation about the phone as well as a word on expanded availability and will let you guys know as soon as we hear something.
Update: Gioneee has now officially announced that M3 will retail for INR 12,999 in India.