Meizu MX5 launched in China
June 30, 2015: Meizu launched it’s latest Android phone, the Meizu MX5 in home country China with a starting price tag of 1800 Yuan ($300 approx.) in Shanghai on Tuesday. MX5 boasts of an impressive specs sheet – a sleek, metallic body, powered by the new MediaTek Helio X10 chipset with 2.2GHz octacore Cortex-A53 CPU, 3GB RAM, 5.5” 1080p AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 20.7MP laser-aided focus camera and a finger print sensor, all make it a powerful device. It will be available in 3 variants based on 16/32/64 GB internal memory (non-expandable). The only negative which goes against MX5’s flagship status is the absence of a QuadHD display which is such a norm these days in all Android flagships. Otherwise it is a fantastic device at this price point.
Apparently Meizu has worked hard to give the new phone an “all-metal” premium finish. Plus they also packed MX5 with the latest high-end hardware to make it compete in an already populous Android flagships arena. Meizu MX5 succeeds MX4 with an almost complete overhaul of design and features. In fact it looks rather close to the mighty MX4 Pro in terms of design and specs. Here are the specifications and salient features of Meizu MX5 in a nutshell
- 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU (64-bit), PowerVR G6200
- MediaTek Helio X10 SoC
- 3 GB RAM
- 16/32/64 GB internal memory (not expandable)
- 5.5” full HD (1080 x1920 pixels) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 20.7 MP main camera with Sony IMX220 sensor and 6 Piece lens, laser aided focus and dual-LED flash capable of capturing 4K videos, 5MP front camera
- 64-bit Flyme OS 4.5 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 3150 mAh battery with mCharge technology for fast charging
- Finger Print sensor (embedded in Home button) with mTouch 2.0 technology
- Dual SIM (both support 4G LTE) with dual standby
Availability – Meizu MX5 is available in China but it is not clear right now whether and when it will hit the market in other countries.