Press invites for the Meizu E3 launch have just leaked: they highlight the date and the place of the event in which the new handset will be unveiled, as well as some key features. Besides the E3 moniker, the invite contains an image which shows a transition from a 1937 airplane to a 2018 airplane. It symbolizes the technologic progress made in the last years by the company and it makes us think that this phone will have something innovative. The invites hint at a full metal unibody design, and we already expected an aluminum design given that this device should be a mid-ranger.
Right after Sony switched to rear-mounted fingerprint reader on its latest line-up Xperia XA2 and XZ2, Meizu E3 should sport a side-mounted fingerprint reader instead, and its back cover should house a dual camera setup. As shown on the invites, the launch event will be held on March 21 at National Centre for the Performing Arts, in Beijing. It will be possible to sign in from 13:30 to 14:30 local time, while from 14:30 to 15:30 the company will officially announce the Meizu E3. From 15:30 until 16:30 it will be possible to try the new device.
According to previous rumors, Meizu may decide to release this phone in two different variants identified by the names Meizu E3 G and E3 P. The former could be a version dedicated to gaming, with a special Game Mode 2.0 in the software to enhance performance while playing games. If so, we expect to see a high-end SoC on this handset, but we still have no info on its chips. The second variant of the device is tipped to be dedicated to photography, as the P suggests. Indeed, according to the Senior Vice President Li Nan, Meizu E3 will be able to shoot better photos than the M6 Note.