Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu offers a range of powerful devices at very affordable prices. The newest entry to their lineup, the M3 Max, is rumored to be launched tomorrow, September 5th. The M3 Max has been spotted recently in a series of leaked photos, and now, the company has released a new teaser image that highlights some of the device’s features.
The promotional teaser shows an image of the device, with some notable hints visible on the screen. First off, it shows a very slim bezel on the left and right sides, suggesting that the front will have very narrow edges. This also goes to reinforce the authenticity of the leaked images, which showed a device with similarly slim bezels. The image shows a battery indicator on the device’s display, suggesting excellent battery life. It appears to have about two-thirds of the battery remaining after just over nine hours of use. Of course, the image is a drawing and may not be based on real world performance, but it does suggest that the M3 Max will be able to get users through the day quite easily. The actual battery capacity is not known at this point; it is likely that it will pack a battery with around 5000 mAh. Lastly, since the battery indicator shows nine hours and five minutes of usage, the use of these two numbers could be a subtle hint from Meizu meant to reinforce release date of September 5th. The device is expected to pack a MediaTek Helio P10 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner under the home button, and a 6-inch display. Considering that the Meizu M3 Note is still using Android 5.1 Lollipop, it may be reasonable to expect the M3 Max to ship with Lollipop as well, although being a new device, it is possible that it will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The M3 Max will be available in two different options, a 32 GB version for around $269 and a 64 GB version with a stylus for around $299, both of which are considerably less than other big name devices with large displays, like the Galaxy Note 7. Unfortunately for U.S. consumers, the device may not be officially available outside of China, which has been the case with past Meizu releases. Although many of the details are still unknown, the wait is nearly over, and more information should be available tomorrow when the device is expected to be officially launched.