Another week, another new flagship smartphone. Today it comes from Meizu. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer at an event in Beijing, China today launched the Meizu MX5. The Android 5.0-powered handset is its tentpole smartphone for this year.

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The specs of the Meizu MX5 aren’t slouch either. The all-metal clad smartphone sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display. Speaking of the display, the company utilizes the MiraVision screen display technology, which features sunlight screen and low-light screen that can be dynamically adjusted to balance great vision in all light situations. It is powered by 64-bit capable MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795T processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB expandable storage.

Other features include an impressive Sony XMOS’s 20.7-megapixel rear camera which is capable of recording 4K videos, and a 5-megapixel snapper upfront. The device is powered by a 3,150mAh battery. Another interesting feature of the phone is its fingerprint scanner which supports mTouch 2.0. The phone supports fast-charging. On the connectivity front, the dual-SIM capable MX5 supports 4G LTE, and other standard options.

In what has turned out to be an interesting event, Meizu is on a roll taking potshots on other companies. The company began with Apple, noting that the Cupertino-based giant’s iPhone 6 Plus isn’t optimized to work on a 5.5-inch phone. Shortly after, the company turned its attention towards Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 810 processor — which as you may remember has earned a bad name for overheating devices.

 

 

On the software front, the phone runs on Android Lollipop-based Flyme ROM v 4.5. The 16GB variant of the phone is priced at 1799 yuan (~Rs 18,500), and the 32GB variant and 64GB variant will set you back by 1999 yuan (Rs 20,500) and 2399 yuan (Rs 24,500). It will be available in China for sale starting July 5, and if you're in the world's most populous nation, you can begin the registration for it starting today from the company's official website. It comes in two different color combinations: Gray, Silver, While, and Silver, Black and Gold.

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Disclosure: The editor of this blog was flown in by Meizu to Beijing to cover the launch

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