Alongside the leaks and rumours for Gionee's Elife E8 smartphone, certain specifications for the M5 handset have also been tipped online. Notably, the M5 was earlier this week teased by the company via its Weibo account. The teaser hinted the handset to feature two batteries.
The Gionee M5 days after revealing its teaser, has now been spotted listed for certification on China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre website (Tenaa), the equivalent of the US FCC, along with some details about its specifications. The certification listing shows the dual battery smartphone to feature 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution Amoled display, and run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The M5 handset in the listing is seen to be powered by an unspecified 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The handset is also mentioned to include 16GB inbuilt storage, which can also be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera will also come housed inside the smartphone.
Measuring 152x76x8.6mm, the Gionee M5 is listed to weigh 213 grams and be available in Black Gentleman, Noble White, and Gold Glory colour variants. It is seen to have a total battery capacity of 6000mAh.
While the Gionee M5 might be the first Android Lollipop-based smartphone to feature dual batteries, it is not the first in the industry to do so. Innos D6000, a smartphone announced at MWC conference this year, also features two batteries.
Gionee also seems to be gearing up for the launch of Elife E8, as it too was listed on the same website earlier this month, revealing some specifications. The smartphone as per the listing features a 6-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) resolution AMOLED display; 2GHz octa-core processor; 3GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB); and 3520mAh battery.