Here’s what we think the Meizu MX5 will have when it is released tomorrow


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Tomorrow Meizu are set to make finally reveal and announce specifications for the Meizu MX5. What could this latest flagship have to offer? Here is what we know so far.

It is no secret that Meizu will hold a launch tomorrow, but what they will launch is still unsure. Sources claim it will be both the m2 and a flagship Meizu MX5, the latter is what we are most interested in today.

Meizu have been quiet about an MX5 launch and so they should really as it was less than a year ago the Zhuhai based phone maker unveiled the current MX4. For what ever reason they have though they seem adamant to phase last years products out as quickly as possible and replace them with new phones.

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From sources and leaked photos we believe the Meizu MX5 will have a complete alloy unibody as opposed to the plastic/alloy chassis of the current MX4. This will mean the MX5 will have no removable rear panel and the SIM (and possibly SD card) will be accessible through trays on the side of the phone.

What has changed on the rear is the 20.7 mega-pixel rear sensor from Sony and a dual LED light design. In fact the overall look of the MX5 should remain familiar to Meizu fans, but with a little more of a nod to the alloy chassis of the iPhone 6.

With no removable rear the hope of a removable battery has also faded (not that Meizu offered that on the MX4). The built in battery is believed to have been sourced from Sony once again with a capacity of 3150mAh. Charging could be of the fast variety with what Meizu are calling mCharge. We actually believe this to be a rebranded version of Mediatek’s Pump Express Plus.

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This brings us neatly on to the Mediatek link. Just as the MX4 was a flagship powered by a Mediatek chip so could the MX5. The processor rumoured for the phone is the Helio X10 chipset, a very powerful SoC which supports LTE speeds of up to 150Mbps. The X10 also boasts an octacore A53 design and has a PowerVR G6200 GPU.

On the front the display is expected to be a 5.5-inch 1080 display, so slightly larger than the MX4, plus a physical home button below it on the chin. This will mean the MX5 will be a much longer phone than the previous MX4, although the width should remain compact thanks to narrow bezels.

That physical button is also where a fingerprint scanner should reside, and we can see from images the button has been redesigned to give it a more rounded and visually appealing look.

Other details of the MX5 include a 5 mega-pixel front camera, Flyme 4 based on Lollipop, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory. Pricing is rumoured to remain at only 1799 Yuan in China, but expect a much higher price for international customers.

Are these details accurate? Find out tomorrow after the launch of the Meizu MX5 in Beijing.

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13 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    June 29, 2015

    Details sound about right although I think it will have 32gb ROM instead of 16.

    • Adam Irvine
      June 29, 2015

      Ye? Are the days of 16gb being the ‘norm’ for the base model starting to die off now do you think Balco?

      • balcobomber25
        June 30, 2015

        It’s just a hunch I have. Meizu has always been known to kind of do their own thing and break away from tradition. We shall see in a few hours if I am right or wrong lol.

  2. Joni
    June 29, 2015

    Meizu MX5 will have SD Card, but my question is will it have a posibiliti to chose between sim + sd car OR dual sim, like lenovo phones?

    And about processor did he have a MTK 6795 (super slow motion) or MTK 6793 (no sper slow motion)???

  3. Tremaine Underwood
    June 29, 2015

    I am little worried with them phasing out the old versions. I had a M1 note had to be sent back and now the reseller I bought it from, is showing they don’t have stock of any one the M1 colour variants. I am assuming I will get an email as soon as my phone reaches them, telling me they can’t get them anymore. Is Meizu actually still making the M1? The M2 note isn’t a worthy replacement.

    • Tremaine Underwood
      June 29, 2015

      Worse yet, they have completely removed it from their Meizu product line up on the reseller site 🙁

  4. Mrinal
    June 29, 2015

    If the info is correct, the MX5 will probably have a normal 16:9 screen ratio. This would seem strange as the 5:3/ ‘odd’ aspect ratio was one of their unique selling points. If they were to keep the 5:3 ratio on a 5.5″ screen, the phone would be very wide…

    • June 29, 2015

      Their smartbar is also one of their selling points but thats heading out the door too

      • Mrinal
        June 29, 2015

        That really is too bad.. What will it have left.. It kind of feels like the ‘premium’ brands of a couple of years ago have no more motivation for innovation.. Xiaomi with its Mi 4i (not bad.. but not great either), Oppo has kind of left the picture all together (only their N series still has hope) and Vivo remains as elusive as ever..
        I guess the market is making space for some newer up and coming brands like ulefone, oukitel, LeTV etc.. Which is a good thing, but those brands aren’t at the premium level yet and now the premiums are slacking..

        • Adam Irvine
          June 29, 2015

          Very good point there I think.

  5. Sansa
    June 29, 2015

    Will this be a direct competitor to the LeTV?

  6. E8hffff
    June 29, 2015

    5MP front camera is a bit low for a 2015-2016 phone at a high price from China.