Gionee is gearing up to release the M5, an Android smartphone that has not one, but two batteries inside. This information comes by way of China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center which also lists the handset’s modest innards. The Gionee M5 is expected to ship with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage, has Lollipop on board and weighs in at a heavy 213 grams.
Despite having two batteries, the M5 has a rather thin 8.6mm frame, which is good news for people who don’t like thick devices. We’re not sure why Gionee went with two batteries instead of just one giant one – probably to preserve the thin body which might not be possible with a single power source. Surprisingly enough though, TENAA did not go into detail just how big those batteries are so we’ll just have to wait until Gionee officially announces the device.