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Meizu’s latest M5 Note phablet goes official

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Dec 07, 2016 )    |    Mobile


Another phablet from Meizu has been launched in the market as the new M5 Note. Meizu continues to expand its metal clad portfolio of devices with the almost the same uniform design but with different screen sizes and features. This will make a door for customers to try out differently spec’d products but has the same premium look and feel as the flagship device on a different price level. The new M5 Note is the larger variant of the regular M5. It has a large 5.5-inch LTPS screen with a fullHD 1080 resolutions. It comes with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and is protected by a 2.5D arc glass lamination.

Under the hood, the M5 Note is powered by a Helio P10 Chipset with 8-core processor from MediaTek plus a Mali-T860 GPU and is coupled to either 3GB or 4GB of system RAM. For storage, there will beeithera 16GB or 32GB of storage for the 3GB RAM variant and a larger 64GB of storage is available exclusively to the 4GB RAM version of the handset. It supports microSD slot on a hybrid dual SIM tray and the handset runs on the current Flyme OS 6.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

For imaging, the M5 Note is equipped with a 13 Megapixel main sensor at the back with an f/2.2 aperture and features a 5-Element lens and has a fast Phase Detection AutoFocus and is supported by a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there’s a 5 Megapixel Selfie camera with Selfie-centric features with an f/2.0 Aperture lens.

It supports 4G, 3G and 2G wireless network connections on both SIM slots with VoLTE. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS. There is a fingerprint sensor on the front embedded to a physical home button key below the display.

The handset measures 153.6 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm and weighs around 175 grams on an embedded 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The handset is set to go on sale in China starting December 8 with prices that starts at CNY899 for the base 16GB variant, while the 32GB variant would cost CNY 999 and the top-spec’d 64GB model will set you back at CNY 1,499. The handset will be available in Blue, Gray, Silver and Gold.