Today’s shaping up to be a big one for Chinese smartphone manufacturers. We just saw Huawei go official with its new Honor 7, and now it’s time for Meizu to introduce its own new handset, as the company goes official with the MX5.
We’ve been following rumors of this guy for months now, hearing about things to expect like the presence of a fingerprint scanner. That scanner’s indeed present (and boasts 0.48s scan times), joined by hardware like a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display, a 20.7MP main camera with 5MP front-facer and laser-assisted focus, MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo SoC, and support for dual SIM cards. The handset’s 7.9mm thick, weighs 149 grams, and packs a 3150mAh battery.
What about memory? The MX5’s got 3GB of RAM and offers 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options. The handset runs Flyme OS 4.5, and features Meizu’s fast-charging mCharge system for quick battery top-offs.
It’s hard to look at the MX5 and not wonder about Apple’s influence on the phone’s design. Meizu seems all too aware of this and goes so far as to suggest that the MX5 is “perhaps a bit more good-looking than iPhone.”
Sales of the MX5 will start down at what works out to about $290 for the 16GB model. From there, the 32GB edition will go for closer to $320, while the 64GB version will demand about $390.