The Lollipop-Powered Gionee M5 Has Two Batteries Inside

Yes, two batteries

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.

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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.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. In my opinion, I guess this is why Gionee thought of using two batteries (hoping it’s 2x2700mAh batteries)

    Battery A = battery within the chassis.
    Battery B = our removable battery which we can remove from the back.

    Basically battery A acts as our last minute battery should battery B run out.
    So we have prolonged battery life and a special Amigo UI would be placed for this system.

    tl;dr – We can only remove battery B since there’s a battery inside that will be used should we have low battery energy

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