October 31st doesn’t mark just Halloween this year. It’s also the day Meizu announced its latest mid-ranger, M5 #mobilemagic
If you’re wondering what happened to M4, the answer is… we don’t know. The company decided to skip it altogether and go from M3 to M5 in a blink of an eye. Anyway, what’s in a name?, like Shakespeare used to say. What we care about are specs and design. Meizu M5 comes with a polycarbonate body, in five different colors. You’ll notice a bigger screen but not necessarily greater resolution, just a 5.2 inch 720p display.
Under the hood awaits 3GB of RAM with 32GB expandable internal storage or 2GB of RAM with 16GB memory. You can also count on a pretty decent rear camera, capable of taking 13MP photos at f/2.2 aperture, in 0.2 seconds! You’ll also be helped in your artistic pursuits by a dual-LED and dual tone flash.
As a dual-SIM handset, Meizu M5 allows you to insert 2 SIM cards or use one of the slots to expand the internal storage. Other specs include:
- MT6750 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz
- YunOS 5.1 in China/Android and Flyme OS internationally
- mBack physical home key which is a capacitive back button and fingerprint scanner in the same time
- 3,070mAh battery
- colors: Blue, Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Mint Green and White
Beside releasing a crowd-pleaser, Meizu has also placed M5 in the “very affordable smartphones” category. In China, at least, the 2GB RAM version will cost 699 Yuan ($103) and the 3GB RAM one will sell for 899 Yuan ($132). Prices should increase in international markets, though.