Meizu M3E has just been announced by the Chinese company, a smartphone considered mid-range and added to the list of releases for 2016, trying to excel on competition (even for the same Meizu), but not both on the hardware side, but for the software. Yet these are the most interesting specifications in hardware section.
- Display: 5.5 inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) LTPS 2.5 D, 450 nit.
- CPU: MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core at 1.8 GHz, Mali T860 GPU.
- RAM: 3 GB.
- Internal memory: 32 GB expandable (with microSD up to 128 GB).
- Rear Camera: 13 megapixel Sony IMX258, f/2.2, dual tone flash, LED PDAF.
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel, f/2.0.
- Connectivity: Hybrid dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS.
- Dimensions: 153.6 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm.
- Weight: 172 grams.
- Battery: 3100 mAh with quick charge.
- OS: YunOS with Flyme IU.
Meizu M3E has a fingerprint reader mTouch 2.1 on the internal Home button, able to unlock the smartphone in 0.2 seconds, but also has the Yun operating system, derived from Aliyun OS, a fork of Android particularly unpopular in its day according to Andy Rubin. Customization made by Meizu is still the usual (Flyme IU), which "covers" the underlying system, so you can not feel the difference with a standard Android smartphone, especially because it comes with the Play Store app pre-installed. If you want to know more about this operating system and this interface, we suggest you see Meizu Metal, also based on YunOS and already on sale.
Meizu M3E will go on sale in China on August 14 and will be available in four colors: gold, silver, gray and blue, at a price of 1,299 yuans (175 euros). We have no precise information, for the moment, on its arrival in the West, but since YunOS is far more widespread in China than here, it may come with some variant.