Meizu has just announced a new smartphone in its home country China. The new mobile device falls within the affordable phone category so don’t be surprised if the specs are simple. What’s good about the Meizu M5 is the fact that it already supports VoLTE, has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, and that it’s available in either 2GB or 3GB RAM with 16GB or 32GB storage space.
The Meizu M5 comes after the M3 Max announcement impressed us with its 6-inch screen estate even if low-powered and its 4100mAh battery. Meanwhile, the M5 only has a smaller 3070mAh batt and a 5.2-inch display.
Other specs of the Meizu M5 are as follows: 13MP rear camera, 2.5D curved glass display, 282 ppi, MediaTek MT6750 chipset, up to 128GB memory expansion, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The main camera boasts of some dual-tone LED flash plus 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF while the selfie cam uses 4P Lens and f/2.0 aperture. Phone also features the standard GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
The entry-level 2GB RAM with 16GB storage costs CNY 699 ($103) while the 3GB RAM with 32GB memory is CNY 899 which is around $133. Device is also powered by Yun OS 5.1 topped with Flyme OS 5 based on Android. Color options include Matte Black, Champagne Gold, Sapphire Blue, Glacier White, and Mint Green.
The Meizu M5 may be a budget-friendly smartphone but this one already includes a fingerprint sensor on the home button. Its body is only made of plastic. No word on availability in other regions yet but we’ll let you know soon.