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Meizu M5 Official: Colourful PolyCarbonate Body, 3070mAh Battery (Update: Price)

by Habeeb Onawole 8

Meizu has officially taken the wraps of their new device, the Meizu M5, and it deviates from the norm by sporting a polycarbonate body.

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The Meizu M5 is a beautiful and colourful phone and that is because the company decided to ditch the use of an all-metal body in favour of a plastic one. Meizu knows quite a number of us (I should be number one on that list) are tired of the champagne gold, pink gold, white gold and all the other boring colours found on all-metal phones, so they decided to spice things up. Apparently, bright colours appear really nice on plastic compared to metal, that’s why the M5 comes in a range of colours. Meizu says the body of the phone is painted using a sophisticated pearlescent powder paint process.

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The Meizu M5 has a 5.2” 2.5D screen with a 720p display and is powered by an octa-core Mediatek chip clocked at 1.5GHz. It is available in 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB variants, has a 13MP f/2.2 primary shooter with PDAF, fast auto-focus, and dual tone LED flash; and a 5MP camera up front.

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The M5 also has a fingerprint scanner on the chin that unlocks in 0.2s. Meizu has bundled the phone with a 3070mAh battery that is said to be able to offer up to  66 hours of music playback. Sim slot is the hybrid type that appears to be the standard now. Dual SIM slots or a single sim and a SD card are the options you have. Sadly, the Meizu runs Yun OS and there  is no mention of an international variant.

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Want to pick up the Meizu M5? There are a bunch of colours available such as Mint Green, Blue, Matte Black, white, and champagne gold (because some people still love it). There is no mention of the price yet, but we’ll update the article once it is announced.

UPDATE: The Meizu M5 will start at ¥699 ($103) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB version and ¥899 ($133) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB version.  It will go on sale 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.
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  • Looking at the specs, this is absolutely the same M3s with just a bigger battery and a new body.
    How is this a new phone?

    • They would have been too ashamed of calling it the M3s Pro.
      After all, they have been using the word Pro very loosely, so decided to go for a different name altogether.

      • Why have they skipped M4, then?

        • Muhammad Yasir

          that is a REALLY daft thing to do…
          i wonder if there’s been a drastic change in Meizu’s top-level management

          • Ibz

            Bah, I’ll wait for the M4

          • Muhammad Yasir

            lel

        • IDK, but maybe following the footsteps of Samsung skipping the Note6?

  • Lukas

    no reason to buy this thing…