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Meizu’s upcoming MX5 spotted in the Wild, with more photos leaked by TENAA

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Jun 06, 2015 )    |    News


With the M2 Note already announced and ready for launch next week, the Chinese firm Meizu is set to unveil yet another handset as a follow-up to its previous generation device. The anticipated successor to the highly capable MX4 handset will be taken over by the upcoming MX5 device, From the looks of it, the MX5 follows some of the design aspects from the M2 Note but with premium materials with its metal chassis and frame. While we are awaiting for an official announcement, TENAA just leaked some of the alleged images of the handset with information that everyone wanted to know and that is none other than its specs.


Despite with all the fun and whistles ready, the MX5 may seem to be a little update  to the soon to be departing MX4. The handset as TENAA has revealed will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and will sport a full-HD 1080p resolutions contrary to earlier speculations that the handset would get a major bump in its resolution. Unfortunately for now, Meizu haven’t provided that much of a spec for the display and find full-HD resolution for the handset be practical enough for the matter and besides, having a lower resolution display means a little lighter on power consumption and by having an AMOLED display as opposed to IPS LCD’s, the handset’s reportedly high-capacity battery will be put in good use to some other components of the handset.

The MX5 is also reported to be powered by the upcoming MediaTek MT6793 – an 8-core processor that clocks at 2.3 GHz. This is also accompanied by 3 GB of system RAM along with the 16 GB of built-in storage space that can also be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128 GB.

Like the MX4, the camera on the MX5 will have a 20 Megapixel sensor but is said to include a 4x optical zoom which is yet to be confirmed. More so on the front, Meizu seems to put a little interest on the front camera but maybe a little generous with its 3 Megapixel shooter compared to its predecessor at 2 Megapixel. There might be some improvements to the imaging division of this device but may hold fans from upgrading as they look more like an incremental upgrade to the MX4 rather than a major breakthrough.

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Just soon after TENAA uploaded the alleged images of the MX5, live photos of the said handset have leaked online showing the device in the flesh with a noticeably slim profile and premium casing. We are also yet to confirm if the home button would also include the same features found on the M2 Note or as this would be a flagship device, will Meizu finally add a fingerprint scanner to the home button as fans have waited for a long time already.

The MX5 measures 146 x 74.6 x 7.9mm which is considerably thinner than the MX4 and is also expected to be lighter as well. Despite the thin profile, Meizu still managed to included a large 3,150 mAh battery and as the handset design has revealed, the battery would be built-in and non-removable. It will be running on the latest Flyme OS version 4.5 that is based on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with its release to be expected as early as August this year.