The Meizu M5 was released today in a colorful concert and one cool thing that we took out of the launch is the fact that the device would be available in an array of colors. The M5 comes with a polycarbonate body as against the all-metal body we were accustomed to on Meizu devices. Perhaps this afforded the company the leverage to experiment with several color shades and really it came out beautiful.
The M5 is said to be painted using a sophisticated pearlescent powder paint process, perhaps that explains the seamless and spotless colors we’ll have at our disposal whenever the device goes on sale.
We have got our hands on some beautiful hands-on images of the M5 for your delight and in all sincerity, the design is patently Meizu. The mBack home button is visible as well as other features common to Meizu devices. For sure, this is a budget device and news coming in indicate a mouthwatering price tag of 699 Yuan ($103) for the base version while the higher 3GB RAM version starts at 899 Yuan ($133).
Coming in at 5.2 inches, the Meizu M5 may not tickle your fancy if you are a lover of giant displays but it’s just enough to fit into your pocket and still stand out as a fairly large device. Also, the HD resolution (720 pixels) ensures a bright enough display. An Octa-core MediaTek chip clocked at 1.5GHz runs the show and there are two memory versions available. Ther is the option of a 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and another option of 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM.
On the camera end, the M5 sports a cool 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, fast auto-focus and dual tone LED flash along with a 5MP front-facing camera. The device runs on YunOS if you must know, but that shouldn’t take a thing out of the device. You also get a host of color options to choose from, like Mint Green, Blue, Matte Black, White, and Champagne gold.
The Meizu M5 can be purchased at 6 pm today on Meizu’s official online mall, Lynx, and Suning. It will be available on other online platforms on the 7th of November.