Meizu MX5 leaked; 8-core CPU, 12V super fast charging, metal body

Fresh news over from Meizu’s home country of China is that the next in line flagship from the company, i.e., the Meizu MX5 has received certification from authority bodies in the country.

The MX5 dropped by at TENAA earlier today, which is like the FCC of China. Two variants of the MX5 were spotted, the M575M and M575U. The listing also reveals some interesting features that the phones might carry.

First, it says that the MX5 will have an octa-core 2.3GHz processor (MT6793?). That said, there’s no word on what exact model the phone will have. Late last year, Meizu was the first to adopt the MediaTek MT6595 SoC, which lived a rather short life. MediaTek is now ready with an arsenal of new SoCs from the Helio lineup, specifically the Helio X lineup (as also seen on the HTC One ME).


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Apart from that, the TENAA listing reveals that the MX5 will have super fast super high voltage charging — 12V DC. Now, that’s certainly going to be a first for any smartphone maker if I’m not wrong. OPPO’s VOOC chargers turned out to be quite a hit with the fast charging they had on offer, and from what I can tell from this listing, Meizu is keen on taking it a step ahead.

A set of pictures of the upcoming phone leaked also, giving us a peak at how the device might look like in the flesh. Meizu’s designs have usually been well received, and I don’t see why that will not be the case with this one as well — especially when there’s so much metal being used (or so it appears).

Meizu have a knack of launching phones with rather unorthodox aspect ratios, which might also be the case with the upcoming MX5. 5.5-inch is what the screen will most likely be diagonally, but there’s a chance it won’t be the usual 16:9 panel.

What do you expect from the MX5?

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  1. Atomicrus
    June 4, 2015

    Why the front panel tear down so badly)))

  2. Rob
    June 4, 2015

    Not sure what MT cpu runs at 2.3GHz as they don’t list anything like it. Just wonder if its the Helio X10 with a slight clock increase. This must be due for release soon since its already undergone TENAA certification and the fact that the MX4 pro has been discontinued. I reckon they are aiming for a July release.

  3. Guaire
    June 4, 2015

    It has a 16:9 ratio display and 2.3GHz octacore chip according to TENAA for sure.

    A video of MX5 leaked and named it’s chip as MT6793. Also according to that video it has MicroSD slot and fingerprint scanner.

  4. mike fiera
    June 4, 2015

    Please let it have a larger battery and dual sim

  5. OctoberFestDe
    June 4, 2015

    I hope meizu focus on bug free Flyme Os for this phone. I realy hate my phone’s late notifications, freeze and non responsive browser. (Browser is not a big problem. You can install other browsers.) No problem with specs, look, build quality and useful ui.

  6. bojan radovanovic
    June 4, 2015

    I was hoping for something smaller…but it seams that everyone in Chine like to use phablets

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2015

      The smallest you will find for a Chinese flagship these days is around 5 inches and even those are starting to disappear.

  7. Yeti hand
    June 4, 2015

    nope!! The first phone using 12v charger is the bluboo x550

  8. Exlibrit
    June 4, 2015

    I have a dream 🙂
    5″ fhd display, 4gb ram, heilo x10 socs, min. 3500mah battery with fast charging, dual sim, storage expantion. Come on Meizu! We need powerfull 5″ phone.

    • Manu
      June 5, 2015

      Bluboo x500 dragon sounds most similar to your case, would wait for their smartphone^^

    • GIJoe
      June 5, 2015

      I have a dream to, Helio X20, nokia 41 mp sensor with 4k HEVC video recording
      so maybe i have to wait to MX5 PRO

    • Sommerregen
      June 6, 2015

      I have a dream, 4,5″ FHD Display, with ambarella SoC plus GoPro lense, plus latest Helio or Snapdragon, 3000 Mah Battery with fast charging, dual sim, micro SD slot

    • Garrett Losk
      June 26, 2015

      i have same dream …. i prefer 4.7 inch … but it seems impossible on 2015

  9. Carlos T
    June 4, 2015

    5000 mAh for full HD display, so it makes sense. Also a cheaper version with HD and 3500 mAh under 200 dollars so i can buy it without paying taxes in my country 🙂

  10. jitender singh
    June 4, 2015

    Expecting :
    Dual tone Led
    removable battery
    Fingerprint sensor
    sd card slot
    gesture control

  11. George
    June 4, 2015

    Looks good but still has the sh1t smartbar,waste

  12. Riccardo Benzoni
    June 4, 2015

    I don’t trust fast charging technologies, always gone with the slow and never had problem with batteries… the same can’t be said for a lot of devices wich started experimenting with this kind of technology…

  13. Miko
    June 4, 2015

    The most important for me would be IOS in camera (maybe with a laser focus like in LG). That’s the only thing I miss in my MX4.

  14. E8hffff
    June 5, 2015

    Looks pretty fat for a modern phone. Could I say tubby.

  15. Nacim Mokhtar Snd
    June 6, 2015

    Realy !!! I expected more… Like invisible fingerprint circle home button, a thinner smartphone, cause it looks big than the others…. Physicly…not so beautiful, i’m disapointed i will keep my MX4.

  16. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 9, 2015

    Just put a microsd slot in MX4 and turn down the price to $250 for 32GB and we’re done.