There’s certainly no shortage at all of budget smartphones here in late 2016, but that isn’t stopping manufacturers from kicking out more and more of these handsets. Meizu is a company that’s no stranger to creating these sorts of budget handsets, and the company just officially took the wraps off of their latest handset – the M5.
Meizu’s M5 was officially certified by China’s version of the FCC last Wednesday, so we already had a solid idea as to what the phone would be packing. Nonetheless, it’s nice to have official confirmation on the specs from Meizu with the announcement now being official. In case you haven’t been following this handset, the Meizu M5 comes equipped with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The display itself is covered with 2.5D curved glass, and that’s going to be your home to interacting with the Yun OS that’s got Meizu’s FlyMe UI layered atop of it. Powering the OS is the MediaTek MT6750 (64-bit octa-core processor that’s clocked at 1.5GHz), and a 3,070 mAh battery should help to ensure that you’ve got enough juice to get you through a full day of solid use. Couple all of that with a 13MP rear camera with phase-detection autofocus, 5MP selfie camera up front, and a hybrid SIM tray that can house either two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card for memory expansion, and you’re looking at a pretty complete package.
With the M5, Meizu is offering the phone in two different variants. The less-powerful model will feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storgae, whereas the other option will boast 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Those two variants will sell for around $103 and $132 USD respectively, and they’re expected to launch in China sometime in November. There’s currently no word on any sort of availability outside of China, but in any case, the M5 looks like it offers pretty decent specs for not a lot of money.