The Meizu m3 has been launched officially, with the handset positioned as the successor to the brand’s entry-level m2. The phone retains the previous variant’s base price and offers a number of upgrades in terms of specifications.
To start with, the Meizu m3 now comes with a faster octa-core (1.5GHz quad-core + 1GHz quad-core) MediaTek MT6750 processor, an update over its predecessor’s MT6735 SoC. The polycarbonate body and 5-inch 720p display remains the same but are more stylized thanks to 2.5D glass.
Meizu has managed to make the handset slightly thinner this time round with a thickness of 8.3mm only. In spite of this, the manufacturer has still been able to fit in a larger 2870mAh battery unit. The handset continues to run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with a layer of the brand’s Flyme 5 OS on top.
A 13MP camera graces the back surface of the m3. It’s been equipped with LED flash, an aperture of f/2.2 and PDAF. A 5MP snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 can be found on the front panel. The company is offering 2 versions of the handset. One packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM, while the other contains 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.
A quick look at the main specs of the Meizu m3:
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Flyme 5 OS
– Display: 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
– CPU: octa-core MediaTek MT6750
– GPU: Mali-T860
– Storage: 16GB/32GB, expandable
– RAM: 2GB/3GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2870mAh
– Weight: 132g
– Size: 141.5 x 69.5 x 8.3mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
The 2GB/16GB version of the Meizu m3 retails for CNY 599 (roughly $92 or Rs 6150) and the 3GB/32GB for CNY 799 (approx $123 or Rs 8200). We’ll let you know the moment the phone hits markets outside China.