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Meizu to Announce the M5s on January 27th

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has sent out invites to a media event on January 27th, where it is rumored to unveil the M5s. The M5s has already been certified by 3C as well as TENAA in China, so the smartphone’s key specifications aren’t exactly a mystery at this point.

Two versions of the M5s were certified by TENAA in December – M612Q and M612M. Both versions are identical to each other in terms of specs, so it is likely that one of them could simply be a global version while the other one is meant solely for the Chinese market.

The Meizu M5s will feature a 5.2-inch display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, most likely of the IPS variety. The exact SoC powering the smartphone hasn’t been revealed, as TENAA usually doesn’t mention the name of the SoC in their listings. However, it did reveal that the M5s is powered by an octa-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. Multiple storage variants will be available, with the base variant getting 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The mid-variant will come with 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of onboard memory, while the top-end variant will offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

In the camera department, the Meizu M5s will be equipped with a 13MP primary camera at the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. A 2930mAh battery will be providing juice to the internals, so you can possibly expect good battery life out it. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 148.2 x 72.53 x 8.4mm. The M5s will be available in three color options at launch – Silver Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. Unfortunately, the smartphone will be launching with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box, and knowing Meizu, it doesn’t seem likely that it will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update anytime soon, if ever.