We saw the Gionee F5L getting the necessary certifications from TENAA last month, putting in on the path to an official announcement. Today, Gionee has made the handset official as the Gionee F5. The F5’s headline feature is the 4,000 mAh battery, which should easily be able to power the 5.3-inch Full HD display for more than a day with anything other than heavy usage.
Under the hood, the F5 is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, with each core clocked at 1.5GHz. There’s 4GB of RAM for multitasking and 32GB of internal storage, and the phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box (months after Android 7.0 Nougat was made available by Google). There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back, an 8-megapixel camera for selfies, a fingerprint sensor, 4G connectivity, and a hybrid slot that can accommodate either two SIM cards or a SIM card and a microSD card.
The F5 is more or less a regular mid-range smartphone; the battery, while a major highlight, is nothing to write home about as quite a few Chinese smartphones feature the same battery capacity (and even higher capacities) these days. The Gionee F5 will be launched in gold and rose gold color options for 1,799 yuan (roughly SGD 370), with no word on whether the handset will be made available outside the Chinese market.