The Chinese Tech Firm Meizu has now launched a new budget smartphone, the Meizu M5 in China. The budget smartphone will be available in two RAM/ Storage variants. The 2 GB RAM/16 GB internal storage variant is priced at CNY 699 (approx US $103 or INR 6,900), while the 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB internal storage variant is priced at CNY 899 (approx US $132 or INR 8,900). The Meizu M5 runs on Yun OS 5.1 with Flyme OS 5.5 skin on top
The big highlights of the smartphone are that it offers VoLTE support, hybrid dual-SIM slot, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM and a 13 mega-pixel camera at this price range. The Meizu M5 smartphone will go on sale from November. This is the successor of the Meizu M3, and the company has skipped a numeral to launch the Meizu M5 smartphone directly. The device will be made available in Mint Green, Glacier White, Champagne Gold, Sapphire Blue, and Matte Black color variants.
As for specifications, the Meizu M5 features a 5.2-inch HD (720p) 2.5D curved glass display with a pixel density of 282 ppi. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz Cortex-A53) with Mali T860 GP and 2 GB/3 GB LPDDR3 RAM. The smartphone has a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano+Nano) which doubles up the second slot as a microSD card for storage expansion as well (up to 128 GB).
The smartphone sports a 13 mega-pixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P Lens. There is also a 5 mega-pixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4P Lens for selfies. The device is backed by a 3,070 mAh battery which offers 66 hours of music playback as claimed by the company. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS support. The Meizu M5 measures at 147.28 x 72.8 x 8 mm, and weighs 138 grams.
The fingerprint sensor is housed underneath the Home Button and is claimed to read prints in under 0.2 seconds. The Meizu M5 sports a polycarbonate body, with the power and volume buttons housed on the right edge. The 3.5mm audio jack, speakers, and the charging port are all located at the bottom of the smartphone. Sensors onboard include infrared, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and a magnetometer. There is no word on when the Meizu M5 will release in international markets.