The Chinese smartphone company, Meizu has been teasing the launching of its new entry-level smartphone from the last few weeks. Today, the Meizu M5s is now officially launched at an event held in Beijing, China. It is the successor to the Meizu M5 which was launched in China in October last year. Few rumors also suggest the company to launch the Meizu M5 in India later this month. Talking about the newly launched Meizu M5s, it sports an all-metal body which is a big upgrade over the Meizu M5’s plastic body. The design looks similar Meizu M5 Note with the slightly curved metal body and rounded edges.
Talking about the specifications, the Meizu M5s comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and a 2.5D glass laid on top. Under the hood is the 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB and 32GB storage variants. There is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion upto another 128GB. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with 5P lens, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5MP sensor with 4P lens and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.
The device runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the Flyme 6 UI laid on top. We can’t expect the Android 7.0 Nougat based Flyme OS update anytime soon. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging with the 18W (9V/2A) power adapter. With the 18W charger, the device can be charged from 0% to 50% in less than 30 minutes. As seen with the other Meizu devices, the device comes with an oval shaped physical home button that supports gestures for various controls. The mTouch fingerprint sensor on the front also supports payment authorizations on AliPay and WeChat apps.
It also supports dual SIM dual standby with the hybrid SIM slot where the user can add two nano SIMs or one nano SIM and a MicroSD. The volume rocker and power button can be seen on the right edge of the device. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm Audio Port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 148.2 x 72.5 x 8.4 mm and weighs 143 grams. The device will be available in Moonlight Silver, Star Gray, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold color options. The 16GB storage variant is priced at 799 Yuan (approx $115 / Rs. 7,800) and the 32GB storage variant costs 999 Yuan (approx $145 / Rs. 9,750).
The pre-order for the device starts today and the sales begin from February 20th exclusively in China. There is no announcement on the availability fo the device in the foreign markets. Along with the Meizu 5S, the company also launched the Bluetooth speaker for 169 Yuan (approx $25 / Rs. 1,650). It comes with Bluetooth 4.2 support and is mentioned to give 15 hours of battery life. While purchased along with the Meizu 5S, it will be costing 149 Yuan.