Meizu’s upcoming smartphone is going to be the M3 Note, but that didn’t stop the company from silently listing the Meizu MX5e Lite version up for sale in China.
In case you are wondering whether you have been out of the loop recently, then worry not. This is an unannounced model and we haven’t seen any details regarding this particular Lite version until now. However, the company has officially confirmed that the phone is real and it will soon go on sale in China via multiple retailers.
So, what’s different in the Meizu MX5e Lite version than the regular MX5? From what we could see, there are two major changes. The company has decided to downgrade the processor inside, from MTK MT6795T Helio X10 high version to the standard MT6795 version. So, the clock speed has reduced from 2.2GHz to 2.0GHz. Another major change in the new handset is the rear camera. It’s also downgraded from 20.7MP to 16MP in this model.
Other specs remain the same as the regular model. So, you get a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Up front, there will be a 5MP camera sensor. Other features of the handset include dual SIM dual standby, 3150mAh battery and mTouch 2.0 Fingerprint ID. At the moment, the company seems to be selling just the white version of the device.
So, the phone is actually available at 1499 Yuan ($231), on Suning.com. That’s too close to competitors like the OnePlus X. There are plenty of other great options in the market at this price. So, we are not entirely sure what Meizu is attempting with this silent release.
So, what’s your favorite Android smartphone under $250?