Meizu on Tuesday launched its new MX5 smartphone at an event in China through live stream video and it’s pretty much what we’ve expected it do be, read on.

Meizu MX5

The Meizu MX5 is only 7.6mm thick, and it weights 149 grams. This handset actually resembles Meizu’s previous offerings a whole lot in terms of the design. The speaker is once again located on the back of the MX5, and the device looks very sleek. Meizu MX5 will be available in Grey (two different variations) and Gold color options. What about its pricing? Well, the Meizu MX5 actually comes in three internal storage variants with 16, 32 and 64GB of storage space. The cheapest one costs 1,799 Yuan ($290), the 32GB model will set you back 1,999 Yuan ($322), and the most expensive 64GB model is priced at 2,399 Yuan ($403).

The MX5 is equipped with a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Meizu has preserved the FullHD resolution, so, we can expect good endurance from the 3,150 mAh battery pack. As far as internals go, the MX5 is powered by Mediatek’s MT6795T SoC, also known as Helio X10. It is a true octa-core chip with all of its Cortex-A53 cores set at 2.2GHz. The chip also includes a PowerVR G6200 GPU, complemented by 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Storage options feature 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, all using eMMC 5.0 chips.

The MX5 features a metal body and the company touts that the new physical home button is ideal for one-hand operation. Notably, the new physical home button also doubles as fingerprint scanner. “The mBack is the best way for using smartphone in one hand and the mTouch 2.0 saves all the troubles from passwords,” said company.

Meizu MX5 - Front with back

The Meizu MX5 sports a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor, laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash. The rear camera can record videos at 4K resolution. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture also on board.

As far as connectivity goes, the Meizu MX5 is a dual-SIM phone, with LTE supported on both slots. The phone is also equipped with dual-band 802.11 ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Available sensors include a Hall Effect sensor, gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor,gyroscope, ambient light sensor and compass. Another notable feature is the new mCharge technology, which can juice the MX5 from zero to 25% in only 10 minutes. Last, but not least, it runs on the company’s new Flyme OS 4.5

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