Meizu’s colorful new M5 goes official

Meizu M5

The Meizu M5 has officially been launched in the company’s home base of China with updated specs and brand new colors. There’s no word on the budget smartphone’s international availability as yet.

The M5 seems to be the successor to the M3 series of phones, Meizu having decided to skip the number 4 for some reason. The handset features a polycarbonate body and will be sold in Mint Green, Matte Black, Champagne Gold, White, and Blue colors. Special attention was given to the first two.

The Mint Green model has a UV coating to keep its color from fading because of sun bleaching and the Matte Black one is supposed to be scratch and fingerprint resistant. As for specs, Meizu claims the 3070mAh battery is 10% bigger than before and can last for 66 hours of continuous music playback.

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The M5’s fingerprint scanner has also been updated so that it unlocks the device within 0.2 seconds. Even its 13MP rear camera takes 0.2 seconds to focus thanks to PDAF. The unit is accompanied by an aperture of f/2.2 and dual-color LED flash.

Here’s a neat look at the top specifications of the Meizu M5:

– Display: 5.2-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based YunOS/Flyme OS
– CPU: 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750
– GPU: ARM Mali T860
– Storage: 16GB/32GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3070mAh
– Weight: 138g
– Size: 147.28 × 72.8 × 8.15mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS

The Meizu M5 is priced at CNY 699 (roughly $103 or Rs 6900) for the 16GB/2GB combo and CNY 899 ($133 or Rs 8900) for the 32GB/3GB one. We’ll let you know once the phone hits countries outside China.