As expected, Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has announced its latest mid-range smartphone, the M5s. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch sized IPS display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, which results in a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch. In terms of the design, the M5s does bear a resemblance to other mid-range smartphones from Meizu, complete with a metal casing.
The Meizu M5s runs on a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. In case you aren’t aware, the MT6753 is based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture and includes the ARM Mali-T720 GPU to handle the graphics. Meizu has paired the octa-core chipset with 3GB of RAM, which is pretty decent for a mid-range smartphone. In terms of storage, the Meizu M5s will be available with either 16GB or 32GB of onboard memory. The storage is further expandable by up to 128GB, thanks to a Hybrid Dual SIM slot.
At the back, the Meizu M5s features a 13MP Sony sensor with phase detection autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture 5P lens, and a dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, the smartphone is equipped with a 5MP resolution camera on the front, paired with an f/2.0 aperture lens. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery with Meizu’s mCharge fast charging technology. The company claims the M5s can achieve 56% charge in just 30 minutes, thanks to the bundled 18W mCharge fast charger. In terms of dimensions, the Meizu M5s measures 148.2 x 72.5 x 8.4mm and weighs in at 143 grams. The smartphone will be shipping with Flyme OS 6.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Meizu M5s will be going on sale in China starting from the 20th of this month, with a price tag of 799 yuan ($116) for the 16GB version and 999 yuan ($145) for the 32GB version. Color options will include Rose Gold, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, and Star Gray.