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Meizu sets January 27 date for major announcement likely showcasing M5s

The image of Meizu's invite to the Jan. 27th event that circulated Weibo. (Source: Playfuldroid)
The image of Meizu's invite to the Jan. 27th event that circulated Weibo. (Source: Playfuldroid)
A leak in December revealed Meizu's 2017 smartphone launch roadmap, indicating that the company would release the M5s in February. Many expect the M5s to be the focus of the January 27th event.

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An alleged press invite made the rounds on Weibo promoting an upcoming Meizu event on January 27th. Based on the information from past leaks, this event will take place on the days leading up to the expected launch of the M5s sometime after Chinese New Year.

For the most part, the specs on the new phone revealed in the leaks offer only an incremental upgrade over the older Meizu M5 released last October. The M5s will use MediaTek's MT6753 SoC and provide a greater variety of  RAM and storage upgrades than the M5. Customers can choose between 3GB and 4GB RAM variants as well as 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options.

Those hoping for any improvements to the camera, battery or OS will probably be disappointed that these features appear to have seen few changes in this iteration. Instead, the newer battery will have slightly smaller capacity than the one in the older model, decreasing from 3070 mAh in the M5 to 2930 mAh in the M5s.

With other budget or midrange phones such as the Redmi Note 4 sporting huge 4100 mAh batteries, Meizu cannot compete on that front. What Meizu has going for them on the M5s will be the low price point as the base model of the M5 cost a mere $100.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-11 (Update: 2017-01-13)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.