Meizu launches the colourful M5, a smartphone with 5.2-inch display and a 13MP camera

Meizu makes decent entry-level and mid-range smartphones, and some devices such as the M3 max and the M3s have been pretty well received in its home country China. The company has now officially unveiled the Meizu M5, a mid-range smartphone that was earlier certified by TENAA a few days ago. The Meizu M5 sports a 5.2-inch display and has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and is being portrayed as a fun and colourful device with five colour variants.

Meizu M5 SpecificationsMeizu M5-01

The Meizu M5 features a 5.2-inch 720p display and a polycarbonate body. Under the hood, it uses an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The smartphone comes in two variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. On the imaging front, the M5 makes use of a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone runs Yun OS, which is based on Android 6.0, out of the box.

The smartphone also has the company’s mTouch front-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded into its home button that can unlock the smartphone in 0.2 seconds. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The M5 packs a 3,070mAh battery and the company claims that the battery longevity has increased by 10 percent compared to its predecessor.

Meizu M5 Pricing & Availability

Meizu M5-02The smartphone comes in some great looking colour options: Blue, Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Mint Green, and White. The Meizu M5 is priced at CNY 699 (₹ 6,891) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant in China, while the 3GB RAM and 32GB variant comes in at CNY 899 (₹ 8863). No details have been revealed by the company regarding its global launch and availability plans yet. The company hasn’t announced when (or whether) it would launch the M5 in India.

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