Last week, Chinese manufacturer Meizu unveiled the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, which - as its name suggests - is a repurposed version of its Android flagship, running Ubuntu OS. But now the company has announced its new Android range-topper, successor to the MX4, called... yep, you guessed it: the Meizu MX5.
The MX5 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with high-end specs squeezed into a sleek and stylish package. Indeed, the handset's metal body is just 7.6mm-thick, and it includes these key specs:
- 5.5-inch AMOLED with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Octa-core 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo processor with Power VR G6200 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB / 64GB storage options
- 20.7MP rear camera with laser-aided focus, dual-color flash panoramic lens protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 5MP front-facing camera
- WiFi 802.11ac
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 3150mAh battery
- 149.9 x 74.7 x 7.6mm; 149g
The handset also features dual-nanoSIM support, an integrated fingerprint reader, and mCharge quick-charging technology, which lets you boost your battery up to 25% within just ten minutes of plugging it in, and up to 60% in forty minutes. Four color options will be available: white/champagne gold; white/silver; black/silver; and black/deep gray.
The rear camera is a particular highlight of the MX5, offering 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160px) video recording at 30 frames per second, and slow-motion video recording in 720p resolution at 100fps. For both video and photo capture, the MX5 uses laser-aided focus, as well as dual-tone flash, which Meizu says provides a more 'natural' color temperature than regular LED flash units.
The Meizu MX5 appears to draw plenty of design inspiration from Apple's latest iPhones - but it will cost a lot less than them too. The 16GB model is priced at 1799 CNY (around $290 USD); the 32GB at 1999 CNY ($320); and the 64GB at 2399CNY ($385).