Meizu announces the MX5 smartphone
Smaller phone manufacturers have been under a lot of pressure lately to deliver a smartphone that can compete with the likes of Google and Samsung. Today, Meizu has announced its latest device, the MX5, hoping to increase the size of its user base. While the MX5 has a similar likeness with its predecessor, the MX4, the design is certainly improved. The new smartphone is made of metal rather than glossy plastic, and it is 7.6 mm thin. It is also quite light, weighing in at just over 5 oz.
The MX5 runs on a 2.2GHz 64-bit MediaTek Helio octa-core processor, which hopefully is more powerful than the last iteration's quad-core. The number of cores does not of course equal speed on its own, but hopefully this is the case. 3GB of RAM is also included with each version of the MX5, and it will run Android. The smartphone has a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display as well as an mTouch 2.0 fingerprint scanner. Rear-facing and front-facing cameras are both included, with 20.7MP and 5MP respectively.
Meizu's latest will be released with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB expandable storage. Unfortunately for many who may be interested in the device, it will be released in China only. The price of the different models will be the equivalent of $290, $322, and $387 respectively. For the price, the specs and features are outstanding, at least on paper. No release date has been announced yet, but the smartphone is available for pre-order now.