Meizu MX5 is now official
Meizu has finally announced the Meizu MX5, successor to the MX4 released last year. Moving from a metal frame in the MX4 to a full metal unibody, it’s quite a looker.
A shift to a 16:9 aspect ratio is observed in the MX5. The screen is a 5.5″ superAMOLED panel pushing a full HD resolution and protected from the elements by Gorilla Glass 3.
The fingerprint sensor is an improved version of the one found in the MX4 Pro. A special waterproof coating on the inside and a solid screw fixture ensures it will be more durable than the one found in the MX4. Security has also been improved on a software level.
Meizu is also putting a 64 bit octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3-1600 RAM. The processor was previously found in the HTC One M9+. Powering all these is a 3150 mAh battery.
The camera system seems to have been brought over from the MX4, A Sony IMX220 20.7MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens handles the imaging for this phone. However there is an upgrade in the form of a laser auto-focus system which will allow for faster auto-focus lock. On the front side there is a 5MP f/2.0 shooter.
It will ship with Meizu’s FlymeOS 4.5 (Android 5.0 Lollipop). It will also come with dual SIM support like many other China manufactured phones. Meizu’s new mCharge technology is also available in this phone, promising to charge the MX5 from 0 to 25% in only 10 minutes.
For now the device will only be available in China and offers limited support for our frequency bands. Three storage options, all using eMMC 5.0 chips are available. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants will go on sale at CNY 1800 (RM1093.26), CNY 1999 (RM1214.12) and CN2399 (RM1457.07) respectively. The Meizu MX5 comes in deep grey, silver, and champagne gold colors options.
Pokdepinion: Meizu has always been an iPhone copy to me. Even FlymeOS bears a striking resemblance to iOS. I tried the MX4 at a Digi Centre at Times Square and I was impressed at the overall experience of playing with it. Especially after seeing the price tag, I feel that it’s quite a good phone. The Meizu MX5 looks quite interesting too at the price range it targets. Good specs for affordable prices are always welcome.