Meizu M5 has been launched in China, at a starting price of CNY 699 (Rs. 7,000). The new smartphone comes with features such as an octa-core processor, VoLTE support, fingerprint scanner, and a 13MP rear camera. It is seen as a competition to Xiaomi Redmi 3S. The release date for India has not been revealed as yet.

Meizu M5 With Octa-core CPU, 13MP Camera Launched At CNY 699

The affordable smartphone offers competitive specs at CNY 699 (approx Rs. 7,000) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant and CNY 899 (approx Rs. 9,000) for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. It is unlikely to arrive in India anytime soon. The company launched the Meizu M3s smartphone in India just last week.

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The Meizu M5 sports a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved glass display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 282ppi. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor (four 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores + four 1.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores) along with Mali T860 GPU. The smartphone has a hybrid dual-SIM slot, which allows you to expand the storage up to 128GB via a micro SD card. It runs Yun OS 5.1 with Flyme UI 5.5 skin on top.

The Meizu M5 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, and 5P Lens. It also features a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4P Lens. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS/ A-GPS support. It is backed by a 3070mAh battery, that offers 66 hours of music playback.

Meizu M5 With Octa-core CPU, 13MP Camera Launched At CNY 699

The beautifully designed Meizu M5 sports a poly-carbonate body. It measures 147.28 x 72.8 x 8mm and weighs 138 grams. There is also a fingerprint sensor that can read fingerprints in under 0.2 seconds. Sensors on the device include infrared, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and a magnetometer. The Meizu M5 comes in Mint Green, Glacier White, Champagne Gold, Sapphire Blue, and Matte Black color options.