Mlais to launch Mlais M7 Plus with better hardware and lower cost


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Mlais have announced that a new and improved version of the Mlais M7 will launch soon with new hardware and a better price.

We reviewed the original Mlais M7 some days ago and were happy with the hardware and build but mentioned that an optimised ROM would really unlock the true potential of the phone. Well Mlais sound like they are doing just that along with a few hardware improvements to with the Mlais M7 Plus.

Mlais have confirmed that the new M7 Plus will be physically similar to the M7, which is good as we enjoyed the compact body with 5.5-inch display, but have a new fingerprint scanner, camera, processor and ROM for the phone.

A new OneTouch fingerprint scanner on the Mlais M7 Plus means that a single press will both wake up and unlock the phone, rather than the current method of waking the screen then unlocking.

Mediatek’s new MT6753 octacore chipset will be at the heart of the phone with the same 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch 720p display but the phone will now run Android 5.1 out of the box rather than 5.0.

The final upgrades come in the way of a slightly larger 2800mAh battery and a Sony IMX214 13 mega-pixel main camera in place of the IMX135 of the original.

Mlais have mentioned that the price of the Mlais M7 Plus will be lower than $189.99 but we will have to wait to find out just how much the phone will cost.

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58 Comments

  1. July 16, 2015

    Just in case I am not understanding English language properly anymore or that my eyes are playing pranks on me, can someone please explain to me how the MT6753 is better than the MT6752?

    These manufacturers are going completely gaga.

    @Gizchina:disqus, how is the MT6753 better than the MT6752 considering that is has lower clocked CPU part and an inferior GPU part? Or is it just cos of the global LTE thingy?

    Clarify please.

    • Buck Danny
      July 16, 2015

      Well I guess for most people GPU is not really a concern, anything is
      pretty much right to play Candy Crush, same for processor clocking, however, autonomy and LTE
      support might be ….

      • Xalis
        July 16, 2015

        Well the Meizu M2 Note is seeing a OnePlus One level of battery life.

        So yeah the MT6753 is battery friendly.

        • July 16, 2015

          The MT6752 is still battery friendly. I prefer higher performance and a minutely higher power consumption to lower performance and lower power consumption. In the long run, the lower performing SoC still spends the same amount of battery achieving the same thing.

          • David
            July 16, 2015

            mediatek is going the wrong way now,, here’s why :
            when they came up with the MT6752, they took the mid range specs to a new level, and i was expecting them to continue that way. yes the MT6752 isn’t a beast in GPC power,, but in RAW CPU power for a midranger it is a beast. then they released the Helio X10. and then i knew it was a mistake. the helio x10 should be their top notch now . but comparing it to the beastly midranger mt6752 will make it look like an upgraded version in the same midrange category .. so they went the wrong way now, they came up with a downgraded version of mt6752, which is mt6753. and then they came up with a top of the line soc helio x20..so this way, the difference wll be obvious between the Helio line and the midrange offering they have. but i think this is not going to last for a long time anyway, i mean the mt6753, the Helio p1 is on the way,, before the end of this year we should start seeing it,, yes it’s not that good..but it will be much better than MT6753. pls note that the Snapdragon 620 will be also a midranger .. consisting of 4 cortex A53 plus 4 Cortex A72, this will be a true beast,, it can even go head to head with SD810. let alone the SD820 which will be a flagship grade . i think Qualcom is coming back

            • balcobomber25
              July 17, 2015

              It’s not really about Qualcomm coming back it’s about how they allowed Mediatek to close the gap that once existed between the two. Qualcomm was completely unprepared for the 64 bit releases (as was Google, Lollipop was one of the most unstable releases of Android). The 400 series was incredibly underpowered, and the 610 and 810 suffered from overheating problems.

              As for Mediatek they played this perfectly. The 6752 is probably the best SoC to be released this year overall. The 6753 and X10 are better in day to day usage than their SD counterparts. They may not have as much raw power but they have sustained power over longer periods of times with no heating or throttling. Mediatek is moving away from the benchmark wars of competing for the best score and instead focusing on actual day to day use. That is the point of the X10 it is a powerful processor for when you need it and efficient one for everyday use. The X20 will continue this trend.

      • July 16, 2015

        Being good for just one part and bad for the rest in comparison to another doesnt really make something better. Does it?

  2. Xalis
    July 16, 2015

    MT6753? Mali-720MP3? No thanks.

    I guess this also means a big FUCK YOU to M7 owners since ROM development will most likely end for the M7.

    • July 16, 2015

      this is a worry

    • balcobomber25
      July 17, 2015

      How good is the community support for the M7?

      • Adam Irvine
        July 17, 2015

        Lol, either I’m looking in the wrong places or there is no community support for the M7…

        • balcobomber25
          July 18, 2015

          That really sucks for M7 owners then.

  3. Marius Cirsta
    July 16, 2015

    This is getting boring with all those MTK6753 5.5 inch phones, it really is… yawns

    • iKosh
      July 16, 2015

      What hardware would you prefer?

      • Marius Cirsta
        July 16, 2015

        Well I’d like a Helio X10 with less RAM , 2GB is enough … also at least one of these devices could have a smaller screen , 5 inches or maybe even smaller say 4.7 like the iPhone.
        Also some new designs would be nice … e-Ink screen on the back is nice … maybe something folding ?
        It just feels like I’m saying the same phone every day , just form a different manufacturer.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          July 16, 2015

          i love 5.5 inch phones. .. PLEASE START a 6 INCH BOOM !

          • jalebi Singh
            July 16, 2015

            mx5 pro is rumoured to be 6 inches dude. I think 5.5 is perfect, but 6 is just so big.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              July 17, 2015

              but games 😀

            • Rob
              July 17, 2015

              I disagree, just got the Lenovo z2 pro with 6″ screen and its the same size as the kingzone k1 and Gionee E7 and they are both 5.5″ phones! It looks smaller than 6″ and I can use it one handed without difficulty.

            • jalebi Singh
              July 20, 2015

              yes i know, i am aware of thin bezel sizes. But Meizu doesn’t make the thinnest bezels, and they have a physical button unlike the Lenovo Z2 Pro.

            • Rob
              July 20, 2015

              I didn’t realise we were talking about Meizu! Regarding the Lenovo what really makes is compact are the very small top/bottom bezels, really surprised how they have managed to shrink them so much and pack such a powerful speaker in there too. I think the top/bottom bezels have a much greater impact on the size of a device rather than reducing the side bezels my 1mm as appears to be the trend this year.

          • Marius Cirsta
            July 17, 2015

            Well I’ve said this before, you can always use a 7 inch tablet as a phone 😀

            • Muhammad Yasir
              July 17, 2015

              but tablets have the WORST cams 🙁

        • balcobomber25
          July 17, 2015

          You won’t see many flagship phones under 5 inches these days, that is just the way the industry has trended. Any phone with the X10 is probably going to have more than 2GB of RAM as well, just another trend of the industry.

          • Marius Cirsta
            July 17, 2015

            Well sure but doesn’t mean I can’t wish for it …. And I do think 2GB is quite enough for normal use.

            • balcobomber25
              July 17, 2015

              I agree with you completely. 2GB is more than enough for most people to use on a day to day basis. But the trends of smartphones is more is better. I still use a few devices with 1GB and don’t really have any issues like my tablet, Nexus 7 (2012). I keep saying I will get a new one, but unlike phones there haven’t been too many great tablets to come out.

  4. plahoo83
    July 16, 2015

    MT6753 is a better hardware? Be serious 🙂

  5. Michael Ogbonnaya
    July 16, 2015

    Just in case I am not understanding English language properly anymore or that my eyes are playing pranks on me, can someone please explain to me how the MT6753 is better than the MT6752?

    These manufacturers are going completely gaga.

    @Gizchina:disqus, how is the MT6753 better than the MT6752 considering that is has lower clocked CPU part and an inferior GPU part? Or is it just cos of the global LTE thingy?

    Clarify please.

    • Buck Danny
      July 16, 2015

      Well I guess for most people GPU is not really a concern, anything is
      pretty much right to play Candy Crush, same for processor clocking, however, autonomy and LTE
      support might be ….

    • Guest
      July 16, 2015

      Well the Meizu M2 Note is seeing a OnePlus One level of battery life.

      So yeah the MT6753 is battery friendly.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 16, 2015

      The MT6752 is still battery friendly. I prefer higher performance and a minutely higher power consumption to lower performance and lower power consumption. In the long run, the lower performing SoC still spends the same amount of battery achieving the same thing.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      July 16, 2015

      Being good for just one part and bad for the rest in comparison to another doesnt really make something better. Does it?

    • Guest
      July 17, 2015

      mediatek is going the wrong way now,, here’s why :
      when they came up with the MT6752, they took the mid range specs to a new level, and i was expecting them to continue that way. yes the MT6752 isn’t a beast in GPC power,, but in RAW CPU power for a midranger it is a beast. then they released the Helio X10. and then i knew it was a mistake. the helio x10 should be their top notch now . but comparing it to the beastly midranger mt6752 will make it look like an upgraded version in the same midrange category .. so they went the wrong way now, they came up with a downgraded version of mt6752, which is mt6753. and then they came up with a top of the line soc helio x20..so this way, the difference wll be obvious between the Helio line and the midrange offering they have. but i think this is not going to last for a long time anyway, i mean the mt6753, the Helio p1 is on the way,, before the end of this year we should start seeing it,, yes it’s not that good..but it will be much better than MT6753. pls note that the Snapdragon 620 will be also a midranger .. consisting of 4 cortex A53 plus 4 Cortex A72, this will be a true beast,, it can even go head to head with SD810. let alone the SD820 which will be a flagship grade . i think Qualcom is coming back

    • balcobomber25
      July 17, 2015

      It’s not really about Qualcomm coming back it’s about how they allowed Mediatek to close the gap that once existed between the two. Qualcomm was completely unprepared for the 64 bit releases (as was Google, Lollipop was one of the most unstable releases of Android). The 400 series was incredibly underpowered, and the 610 and 810 suffered from overheating problems.

      As for Mediatek they played this perfectly. The 6752 is probably the best SoC to be released this year overall. The 6753 and X10 are better in day to day usage than their SD counterparts. They may not have as much raw power but they have sustained power over longer periods of times with no heating or throttling. Mediatek is moving away from the benchmark wars of competing for the best score and instead focusing on actual day to day use. That is the point of the X10 it is a powerful processor for when you need it and efficient one for everyday use. The X20 will continue this trend.

  6. Guest
    July 16, 2015

    MT6753? Mali-720MP3? No thanks.

    I guess this also means a big FUCK YOU to M7 owners since ROM development will most likely end for the M7.

    • Andi Sykes
      July 16, 2015

      this is a worry

    • balcobomber25
      July 17, 2015

      How good is the community support for the M7?

    • Adam Irvine
      July 17, 2015

      Lol, either I’m looking in the wrong places or there is no community support for the M7…

    • balcobomber25
      July 18, 2015

      That really sucks for M7 owners then.

  7. Marius Cirsta
    July 16, 2015

    This is getting boring with all those MTK6753 5.5 inch phones, it really is… yawns

    • iKosh
      July 16, 2015

      What hardware would you prefer?

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 16, 2015

      Well I’d like a Helio X10 with less RAM , 2GB is enough … also at least one of these devices could have a smaller screen , 5 inches or maybe even smaller say 4.7 like the iPhone.
      Also some new designs would be nice … e-Ink screen on the back is nice … maybe something folding ?
      It just feels like I’m saying the same phone every day , just form a different manufacturer.

    • Guest
      July 16, 2015

      i love 5.5 inch phones. .. PLEASE START a 6 INCH BOOM !

    • jalebi Singh
      July 17, 2015

      mx5 pro is rumoured to be 6 inches dude. I think 5.5 is perfect, but 6 is just so big.

    • balcobomber25
      July 17, 2015

      You won’t see many flagship phones under 5 inches these days, that is just the way the industry has trended. Any phone with the X10 is probably going to have more than 2GB of RAM as well, just another trend of the industry.

    • Guest
      July 17, 2015

      but games 😀

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 17, 2015

      Well sure but doesn’t mean I can’t wish for it …. And I do think 2GB is quite enough for normal use.

    • balcobomber25
      July 17, 2015

      I agree with you completely. 2GB is more than enough for most people to use on a day to day basis. But the trends of smartphones is more is better. I still use a few devices with 1GB and don’t really have any issues like my tablet, Nexus 7 (2012). I keep saying I will get a new one, but unlike phones there haven’t been too many great tablets to come out.

    • Rob
      July 17, 2015

      I disagree, just got the Lenovo z2 pro with 6″ screen and its the same size as the kingzone k1 and Gionee E7 and they are both 5.5″ phones! It looks smaller than 6″ and I can use it one handed without difficulty.

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 17, 2015

      Well I’ve said this before, you can always use a 7 inch tablet as a phone 😀

    • Guest
      July 17, 2015

      but tablets have the WORST cams 🙁

    • jalebi Singh
      July 20, 2015

      yes i know, i am aware of thin bezel sizes. But Meizu doesn’t make the thinnest bezels, and they have a physical button unlike the Lenovo Z2 Pro.

    • Rob
      July 20, 2015

      I didn’t realise we were talking about Meizu! Regarding the Lenovo what really makes is compact are the very small top/bottom bezels, really surprised how they have managed to shrink them so much and pack such a powerful speaker in there too. I think the top/bottom bezels have a much greater impact on the size of a device rather than reducing the side bezels my 1mm as appears to be the trend this year.

  8. plahoo83
    July 16, 2015

    MT6753 is a better hardware? Be serious 🙂

  9. Adam Irvine
    July 17, 2015

    Ahh sh1t! Took delivery of 2 M7’s last week for my siblings!!! This is proper cr@p news!

    Whilst I think they got the better processor in the ‘old’ M7, the camera and battery will deffo be better in this new one! And what’s gonna happen with the ROM development!?!?!? :'(

  10. Adam Irvine
    July 17, 2015

    Ahh sh1t! Took delivery of 2 M7’s last week for my siblings!!! This is proper cr@p news!

    Whilst I think they got the better processor in the ‘old’ M7, the camera and battery will deffo be better in this new one! And what’s gonna happen with the ROM development!?!?!? :'(

  11. Ivan
    July 17, 2015

    Just looking at the photo which shows the back of the device, a big “no” comes in my mind. Not sure if just me, but… noone else notice the misaligned camera cover? This has to mean one thing: poor build quality and non-existent quality control.

  12. Guest
    July 17, 2015

    Just looking at the photo which shows the back of the device, a big “no” comes in my mind. Not sure if just me, but… noone else notice the misaligned camera cover? This has to mean one thing: poor build quality and non-existent quality control.