Another Meizu this month? Meizu M3 shows up at TENAA


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With the launch of the Meizu M3, and yesterday the Meizu Pro 6, surely Meizu are going to take a rest, but no! Today, their budget Meizu M3 shows up at TENAA!

The Meizu Meilan range of phones is split in to two devices. There is a Note model (M1 note, M2 Note, M3 Note) which so far has had a 5.5-inch display and seems to target the Redmi Note in the market, and there is a smaller 5-inch M model (m1, m2 and now m3).

The Meizu M3 could be Meizu’s next launch, as the phone has just shown up at TENAA where images and official specifications have been released ahead of launch.

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It’s not all that surprising though to see that the Meizu M3 appears to be almost identical to the previous M2. The phone runs a 5-inch HD display, 1.5Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front and seems to have the same plastic body as the M2 rather than moving on to metal.

One update is the battery though which apparently will be updated from 2500mAh to 2800mAh. Funnily enough that is larger than the battery in the Pro 6 launched yesterday! The phone will also get a slightly thinner 8.3mm body.

The model that passed through TENAA is a YUNOS model, but the phone is also likely to come with Flyme based OS with guesstimated pricing of around 600 Yuan. All in all, not worth the upgrade based on these details, what do you think?

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9 Comments

  1. zoltek
    April 14, 2016

    So sad if this really going to be the M3.I was expecting the same metal body and fingerprint as the M3 note,but in 5 inch size…

  2. VMortens
    April 14, 2016

    Obviously Meizu doesn’t learn from their own mistakes … This is gonna be using YunOS, not Flyme – whatta fail!!!
    I thought it would be M3 Note in 5in body, too.
    I wonder how surprised they’re gonna be when it appears this phone isn’t such a hit like M2. Really Meizu, was it so hard to predict?
    It’s hardly any progress to M2 – slightly bigger battery and 4 core more. Is this a joke?

    • realjjj
      April 14, 2016

      Depends on price although even at 599CNY the Qiku 360 is a tough competitor.

      • VMortens
        April 14, 2016

        I bet it will be $120-130 from re-sellers. It might actually start selling well when it drops to 70-80. Just for the OS-sake M2 still remains a better option. Or spend more and get Redmi 3.

        • Luis
          April 14, 2016

          Is it safe to consider the Vernee Thor? I mean..do we know anything about Vernee or even if the phone will not just fall apart?

          • balcobomber25
            April 14, 2016

            It’s always tough with new companies. I plan on buying a Thor soon just to test it out.

  3. realjjj
    April 14, 2016

    They go from 4 cores to 8 cores and according to Fudzilla the SoC is the MT6750. This is a new budget SoC and should be in the OPPO A37 too.

  4. Joel Adames
    April 14, 2016

    I couldn’t care less about any of this kind of phones and most likely any of you either unless as a backup phone of some sort…

    You all know you are here waiting for something like the Apollo to finally become available or some other company to offer a similar device.

    I’m pissed off at Meizu for not making the hype about 6gbRam a reality … Some how. Hehehehe.

    So no, I don’t care about slower simpler tech I’m just looking for a worthy replacement for my Elife E8 and Gionee is taking its sweet time to bring up the Elife E9 . (even if none of you care)

    That E9 should be (aiming at perfect again just changing what should be changed):

    1. Screen at 5.7″
    2. Battery at 4500mah+
    3. Back-lit buttons
    4. Customizable notification rgb led
    5. Bigger-than-finger*reader CIRCLE for back Camera design (WOULD LOOK BETTER IMHO)
    6. MTK X25/X30 and 4gb-6gb RAM ???
    7. FULL single led Flash for front camera
    8. Not heavier than 210grms.
    9. Besides the OS, don’t change anything previously OK with it, that would be a perfect device IMHO.

    • balcobomber25
      April 14, 2016

      I travel a lot for work and pleasure and I don’t like to take my main phone with me so I use burner phones like these. But other than that I couldn’t use one as my daily driver.