After months and months of leaks and teasers, Meizu has finally announced their new MX5 flagship. Meizu has announced the MX5 along with the Depth-VR glasses and a 10,000mAh Power Bank during today’s press event in Beijing. We’ve covered each of these devices already, but are here to talk more about the Meizu MX5. This handset is a direct successor to the Meizu MX4 which launched back in September last year, though this time around, the physical home button is here instead of the capacitive button. Anyhow, let’s talk more about MX5’s features and OS, shall we.
The Meizu MX5 offers a really solid set of specs, but this handset actually comes equipped with quite a few features. Let’s start by mentioning that physical home button which is located below the display on the front side of the device. Meizu actually calls is the ‘mTouch’, as it has been called for quite some time now by this company. The mTouch actually doubles as a fingerprint scanner as well, and offers really fast phone unlocking. The mTouch button is not the only ‘m’ feature Meizu has packed in here, the MX5 also comes equipped with ‘mCharge’. This is actually a fast charging solution this Chinese OEM has packed into this device. According to the company, you can charge up the MX5 from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes thanks to this tech.
Moving on to this device’s rear-facing camera sensor. The MX5 ships with a 20.7-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX230 sensor) which offers f/2.3 aperture, has a 6P lens on top of it and reportedly shoots great photos, which we’ve come to expect from Meizu-branded devices, especially flagship ones. Below the camera you’ll also find a Laser Autofocus, which more or less surprised everyone who attended the event, including us. Thanks to the Laser Autofocus, you’ll be able to take an image in only 0.2 seconds.
Last, but not least, let’s talk about Meizu’s new Flyme UI. Meizu has packed in Flyme 4.5 UI on top of Google’s Android Lollipop UI which comes pre-installed on this handset. Flyme 4.5 UI offers various improvements in terms of functionality, and it now offers support for 64-bit SoC and comes with ‘over a 100 functional updates’ according to the company. Meizu has optimized over 2,000 items in order to increase the smoothness of their Android skin by 20%. All in all, Meizu MX5 should run as smooth as butter thanks to this update and MediaTek’s Helio X10 SoC which fuels this smartphone.