Meizu, months after launching its MX5 smartphone in China, has launched a variant of the smartphone dubbed the MX5e. Priced at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,400), the smartphone is listed on the company store. The handset as compared to the Meizu MX5 is slightly cheaper and features toned-down specifications. Its availability outside the country is not yet known.
The dual-SIM supporting smartphone, like the MX5, features a metal body and a physical home button that also acts as the mTouch 2.0 fingerprint scanner. The Meizu MX5e also features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super Amoled display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection like the MX5. The processor however, has been downgraded from 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor (Cortex-A53) clocked at 2.2GHz to a MediaTek MT6795 processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM.
(Also see: Meizu MX5e vs. Meizu MX5)
The Meizu MX5e sports a 16-megapixel rear camera as compared to the MX5's 20.7-megapixel camera. However, the 5-megapixel front-facing camera stays the same. It also houses 16GB of inbuilt storage and a 3150mAh battery. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, and Micro-USB. The handset's Android OS version is not known.
Meizu is additionally expected to launch its Meizu m3 note smartphone on Wednesday. The handset is said to feature the Helio X10 MediaTek MT6795 SoC; 5.5-inch display; 2GB of RAM; 3200mAh battery, and will come with 16GB/ 32GB storage. The report says that the Meizu m3 note is expected to be priced around CNY 799 (approximately Rs. 8,000) for the 16GB model and CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,000).