Meizu seems to have launched a watered down version of the MX5 called MX5E for the Chinese market. The Meizu MX5E is priced at Yuan 1,399 (apprx. Rs14,200) and will be made available via retail outlets across China.
The Meizu MX5E features a 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and under the hood lies a 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 processor clocked at 2GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM.
Meizu has also cut the corners when it comes to imaging as the MX5E comes with a 16-Megapixel primary sensor while the MX5 is equipped with a larger 20.7-Megapixel sensor. On the storage front the device offers 16GB of internal storage and it is still not clear if a microSD card slot will be baked in. The connectivity options are inclusive of 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. Meizu is yet to announce the device and its exact specifications including the Android version it would come with.
Apart from the MX5E, Meizu is also set to launch the m3 note. The device will be powered by Helio X10 MediaTek MT6795 and 2GB of RAM. The expected price point of Yuan 799 (apprx. Rs 8000) is one of the most appealing bit about the m3 Note. Meizu m3 Note will feature a 5.5-inch display and is expected to be offered in two variant’s, one with 16GB of Internal Storage and another with 32GB of Internal Storage.
The Indian smartphone market is seeing a deluge of new smartphones from the Chinese OEM’s. In fact, Vivo is all set to launch the V3 and V3 Max in India today. With the new entrants it is evident that the competition is heating up and this will potentially result in better handsets at an affordable price point.