Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has announced the M5 smartphone in India. Back in October the Meizu M5 was announced in China in two variants, 2 GB RAM with 16 GB of storage for 699 Yuan (Rs 7,000 approx) and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage priced at 899 Yuan (Rs. 9,000 approx). Only the 3GB RAM/ 32GB RAM variant has made its way to the Indian market, the phone will exclusively be available on TataCliQ in Blue and Champagne Gold colour variants with the price tag of Rs 10,499.
Commenting on the launch of Meizu M5, Mr. Leon Zhang, Meizu Marketing Head, South Asia said, “We had launched M5 in China market a few months ago and within a short span of time, this particular model bought various accolades for Meizu’s M series. This overwhelming response further inspired us to introduce this device in Indian market which evidently is one of the key markets for Meizu.”
The Meizu M5 sports a polycarbonate body, with the power and volume buttons housed on the right edge, on the front it has a 5.2” display, the fingerprint sensor is housed underneath the Home Button and is claimed to read prints in under 0.2 seconds. The 3.5mm audio jack, speakers, and the charging port are all housed at the bottom of the smartphone, The Meizu M5 measures 147.28×72.8x8mm and weighs 138 grams.
As far as the specification is concern, the Meizu M5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Flyme 5 OS, It sports a 5.2” HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a pixel density of 282ppi. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.0GHz Cortex-A53) with Mali T860 GP, the M5 has offered 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
Talking about optics, the Meizu M5 sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P Lens. On the front end there is a 5MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4P Lens for selfies. The smartphone packs a 3070mAh battery, which is claim to offer up to 66 hours of music playback, 37 hours of talk time, 9 hours of gaming, and 5 hours of photography.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS support. Sensors on board include infrared, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and a magnetometer. The Meizu M5 measures 147.28×72.8x8mm and weighs 138 grams.