New pictures of the upcoming Meizu MX5 have been leaked on Weibo by leaking group ubuntuteam2. The pictures show that the company has deviated from their signature circle home button design and the new device will not feature a physical home button with fingerprint recognition support.
The new pictures also show that Meizu will continue its change to feature 16:9 ratio displays instead of the 15:9 ratio screens found on the MX3 and its other previous devices. The pictures also show that the MX5 will feature rounded edges and very rounded corners along with a curved removable back cover. The device’s slightly protruding rear camera will be placed near the upper middle of the device’s rear and is coupled with a dual LED flash right below it.
It’s disappointing that Meizu has still opted to use a plastic design for its flagship instead of a full-metal build that’s been the current trend with flagships from the company’s competitors. It’s also disappointing that the MX5’s display features thicker side bezels than what was seen from previously leaked renders of the device. The MX5 also seems to feature a top-mounted power button which is now pretty uncommon with phones of that size where power buttons have usually been moved to the side of the device. Also found on the top of the device is a 3.5mm headphone jack while the bottom of the device show speaker holes and a USB port.
The Meizu MX5 is expected to be officially launched sometime in June along with the Meizu M1 Note2. The price and specifications of both devices are still unknown but more information should leak as the official launch draws closer.