Meizu has introduced two flagship devices last year, the Meizu MX5 and PRO 5. The Meizu MX5 arrived first as a 5.5-inch smartphone, and its specs are inferior to PRO 5’s, but the MX5 is still quite a capable handset. That being said, Meizu will introduce their new flagship on April 12th, and tomorrow we expect to see the M3 Note announced in China. As we’re waiting for the company to unveil their new products, Meizu has actually decided to release yet another handset, a new variant of the MX5, read on.
Keep in mind that Meizu did not announce this handset prior to releasing it, the device came out of nowhere basically. Anyhow, the device in question is the Meizu MX5e, which is essentially a more affordable variant of the Meizu MX5. So, what’s different here? Well, The SoC powering this handset is not the MT6795T you’ll find in the original, but a regular MT6795 (Helio X10) variant, which essentially means its clock speed is 2GHz, instead of 2.2GHz. In addition to this, the 20.7-megapixel camera is not present here either, you’ll find a 16-megapixel snapper in the MX5e. That’s basically it though, all the other specs are identical to the ones you’ll find in the original MX5.
The Meizu MX5e sports a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device sports a 3,150mAh battery, and a physical home button (mBack) is placed below the display, and houses the mTouch 2.0 Fingerprint Scanner. This phone still offer dual SIM and 4G LTE connectivity, and it is made out of metal, just like its older sibling. The two devices are, in fact, completely identical in terms of the design, which means you do get a metal unibody build here as well. Both the power / lock and volume rocker keys are placed on the right-hand side of this phone, and the Android-powered Flyme UI is pre-installed here. The Meizu MX5e Lite is priced at 1,499 Yuan ($231), and can be purchased through Suning.com in China, for those of you who live in China, and are interested in purchasing this handset.