Gionee finally introduced new models within the Marathon battery phone series, the M6 and M6 Plus today, so let’s see what those are all about. The debut event took place in Beijing and the Gionee M6 comes with a 5000 mAh battery, while the M6 Plus opts for a larger 6020 mAh unit.


Both models can be used as power banks to juice up other devices, courtesy of 1.2A output. They also use 9V2A dual charge chips, for safer and cooler charging. Just liked it was teased, these devices aren’t only strong in the battery front, but also offer enhanced security. They come with encrypted chips, that secure the user’s data.


On the international market, we’ll see versions of these phones with fingerprint scanners integrated in the Home button, malware destruction, but without hardware encryption. Gionee M6 and M6 Plus both come with aluminum unibody cases. The M6 goes with a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED screen with 2.5D glass, plus a 2 GHz MediaTek Helio P10 CPU, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM.


There’s also 64 or 128 GB of storage and a microSD card slot, while the OS is Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 UI on top. At the back we find a 13 megapixel shooter, with a Sony IMX258 sensor, F/2.0 aperture and 5P lens, plus PDAF. The M6 Plus has a 6 inch Full HD AMOLED screen, a 16 MP back camera and the rest of the specs are the same.

The smaller unit costs $404 for the 64 GB model, while the bigger one is $448. Their debut dates are August 6th and the 13th respectively.


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