Meizu, the Chinese smartphone vendor, has announced a smartphone in India after a long time called the Meizu M5. The device is priced at Rs. 10,499 and will be available exclusively via Tatacliq.com. To recall, the Meizu M5 was launched in China last year in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB. However, the company has announced only the 32GB variant for the Indian market.
The Meizu M5 has outdated hardware when compared to its competitors, especially, the Redmi Note 4. The device boasts a plastic body, which is a huge letdown considering the fact that the rival phones feature uni-metal body. The Meizu M5 flaunts a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 2.5D curved glass layered on top. It carries a pixel density of 282 PPI.
Hardware-wise, the Meizu M5 is backed with a MediaTek MT6750 chipset, which is a 64-bit octa-core chip with all the cores clocked at 1.5GHz. To accompany the SoC, there’s a Mali T860 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB storage, and there’s a microSD card slot too.
Meizu is betting big on the fingerprint scanner of M5, which is called as ‘mTouch scanner,’ and unlocks the device in just 0.2 seconds. The scanner is embedded into the home button.
The Meizu M5 rocks a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. For selfies and video calls, Meizu has added a 5MP sensor, which comes with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options in the device include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port, and GPS.
Leon Zhang, Meizu Marketing Head, South Asia said, “We had launched M5 in China market a few months ago, and within a short span of time, this particular model bought various accolades for Meizu’s M series. This overwhelming response further inspired us to introduce this device in Indian market which evidently is one of the key markets for Meizu.”
The M5 runs Flyme OS 5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A reasonable 3070mAh battery backs the device. The device weighs just 148 grams and comes in four colour options- matte black, blue, mint green, and champagne gold.