Meizu’s budget E3 offers dual cameras, 5.99-inch 18:9 screen

Meizu E3

The Meizu E3 has gotten launched at an event in China, boasting of some pretty high-end specs at low costs. Major highlights include its dual cameras, 18:9 aspect ratio, and 6GB of RAM.

Meizu’s priced the basic 64GB of storage variant of the E3 at CNY 1799 (about Rs 18500), while its 128GB counterpart goes for CNY 1999 (roughly Rs 20600). There’s also a special limited-edition model called the E3 J-20 Collector’s Edition which is meant to celebrate China’s J-20 fighter jets with a customized black color, case, SIM eject pin, and memorial card.

It’ll set buyers back by CNY 2499 (around Rs 25700) for a single 6GB/64GB option. Meizu is trying to differentiate the device from the rest of the crowd by blessing it with a fingerprint scanner on the right-hand side instead of at the back or front. Sony famously adopted the same design for quite a few of its phones.

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It’s an interesting place to put a fingerprint sensor, but it’s up to consumers to decide whether they’d be comfortable with the arrangement. While the display is of the 18:9 type, there are significant bezels at the bottom and top. It’s just as well, given the spate of notch-sporting Android phones which have burst onto the scene.

A quick look at the specifications of the Meizu E3:

– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels
– OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based Flyme OS 7
– CPU: Snapdragon 636
– GPU: Adreno 509
– Battery: 3360mAh
– Memory: 64GB/128GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 6GB
– Camera: 12MP + 20MP rear, 8MP front
– Weight: 160g
– Size: 156.8 x 75 x 7.6mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS

We’ll let you know if the Meizu E3 takes a trip outside China.