Just hours ago we heard news that Meizu might launch a $785 Meizu ME5, and now a purported spy photo of the chassis has shown up online!
We once again tip our hats to Weibo user @Kjuma for these images that show an all alloy chassis that may (or may not) be destined for the next Meizu flagship phone. Dubbed the Meizu ME5, the device will be a flagship in place of the Meizu MX5 Pro with the possibility of two variants.
Apparently, Meizu aren’t done with expanding their mobile phone line up and want to release a Samsung Exynos 7420 and Mediatek Helio X20 version of the Meizu ME5. We’re not sure how these phones will work with the current range, but it sounds like the MX5 might be defunct sooner rather than later (a running story with Meizu these days).
From the photos of the chassis we learn it is an all alloy number with 3.5mm headphone jack in the base next to a standard USB plug rather than a more modern Type C.
The Meizu ME5 should come with between 3-4GB RAM, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 21 mega-pixel rear and 3500mAh battery. An October launch date would see it go on sale around 12 months after the release of the MX4.