Meizu M3 coming tomorrow, probably with 599 yuan price tag


Meizu M3

After the release of the flagship Meizu Pro 6 it’s time for the company to look back into the budget waters and give the price oriented sailors something to toy with too. That being said it’s only logical that it’s going to be another model from the Blue Charm lineup in form of Meizu M3. And the launch should be already tomorrow so April 25th !

From the TENAA certification pictures and a real one from Weibo leak it’s clear, that the design is somewhat similar to the previous generation Meizu M2. The same polycarbonate shell and 2.5D glass, but at least with the fingerprint sensor integrated in the Home mTouch button and USB Type-C connector, maybe even with fast charging support.

Specs are pretty much as expected, 5-inch HD display, Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755) with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, 13 Mpix + 5 Mpix cameras and FlyMe 5.1.3 based on Android 5.1. The battery capacity of 2800 mAh is nothing stellar especially compared with the 4000 mAh one in the Meizu Note 3 bigger brother, but with the lower resolution it should be enough. LTE Cat. 6 support is also a step up from its predecessor.

The Meizu M3 should be available in white, blue, grey, pink and gold colors and the expected price tag in China is 599 yuan (92$). The competition in the budget sector is extremely fierce and unforgiving so let’s see how the new Meizu will deal with the hungry sharks.

 

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33 Comments

  1. realjjj
    April 24, 2016

    MT6750 not 6755.It’s the new budget 8 cores while the P10 is 1.8 and 2GHz not 1.5. http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=mt6750

    • MaxPower
      April 24, 2016

      Why 32bit? Is the SoC or the OS?

      • realjjj
        April 24, 2016

        Meizu stayed on 32 bit with the m3 Note too.

        • MaxPower
          April 24, 2016

          So it’s the OS and not the SoC.

          • realjjj
            April 24, 2016

            Safe to assume. Not much info on the SoC but it wouldn’t make sense for it to be 32 bit.

            BTW just noticed that the new LeEco (x20 and SD820) are listed as 32 bit too in Geekbench, might explain why the scores are weak.

      • balcobomber25
        April 24, 2016

        The MX5 comes up as 32 bit in Geekbench as well. Geekbench is the only place that happens though. Everything else says 64.

        • MaxPower
          April 24, 2016

          So it’s not the OS but Geekbench.
          That makes sense now

          • balcobomber25
            April 24, 2016

            Yea that’s the only place I ever noticed it. CPU Z reads “aarch 64”.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    April 24, 2016

    ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh premium not coming till october :((((((((((( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5SoMbITYH4

    • balcobomber25
      April 24, 2016

      Did you really just call an Oukitel premium??

      • illystor
        April 24, 2016

        There’s also the question of, you know, why this is in a comment thread on an article about the Meizu M3. I’m sure I go off on a tangent sometimes but where do these apropos of nothing comments always come from (I know you’re not the one behind them)

        • balcobomber25
          April 24, 2016

          I try not to throw threads off topic too much, I probably have in the past but it’s not that often.

          • illystor
            April 24, 2016

            Yeah, I wasn’t getting at you, I was just confused why Assefa posted this to begin with.

            • Assefa Hanson
              April 24, 2016

              i always pots unrealted topics lol :/ should i stop? i cant control myself when i get “news” lol

            • illystor
              April 24, 2016

              Well, it’s an odd place to do it. Why not use the forums if you want to discuss a topic of your choosing? I’m not in charge but it seems odd to sit there with links to thing you want to discuss, waiting for any old random unrelated post to drop it in the comments of.

            • Assefa Hanson
              April 24, 2016

              reasonable

            • MattD
              April 24, 2016

              To be fair, it gets quite boring in the weekend, so i personally welcome such OT as long as it’s not spam… But I can understand it’s just me ?

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 24, 2016

        yesh i did oukitel for the win

        • balcobomber25
          April 24, 2016

          Based on what? Every phone they released has been average at best. Why is that suddenly going to change?

          • Assefa Hanson
            April 24, 2016

            thats true they have never made anything premium, it wont just suddenly change im just wishing for the best, i know for sure they have good build quality at the very least

    • E8hffff
      April 24, 2016

      October is too far away.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 24, 2016

        yup,maybe better will exist by then

    • MattD
      April 24, 2016

      Called it! Sometimes it’s annoying to be right…

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 24, 2016

        matt what am i going to do with my life now 🙁

        • MattD
          April 25, 2016

          We’ll wait and see… There’s nothing else we can do xD

  3. realjjj
    April 24, 2016

    Just discovered a Zuk with 720p (size likely an error) , Helio P10 and 3GB RAM https://gfxbench.com/device.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&os=Android&api=gl&D=ZUK+R1&testgroup=info

    • MattD
      April 24, 2016

      Odd, usually the bug in gfx shows 4.6″ as display size… Since this is a 4.7″, we can assume 4.7 is the actual size and hd the actual resolution, so it’s a z2 mini…

      And here i was hoping for a 5.5-5.7″ screen and a massive battery for the next zuk phone… ?

      • realjjj
        April 24, 2016

        The res is never wrong but i think 4.7 is also a size displayed sometimes in error, just less often. Can’t remember an example of 4.7 inch in error though.

        • MattD
          April 25, 2016

          I’m almost 100% sure the bug always shows 4.6 (it’s some kind of meme on an italian blog I follow: many want a smaller flagship, so everytime bloggers use gfx bug as a clickbait saying “4.6 inch flagship” abd sh*t) ?

      • realjjj
        April 24, 2016

        Here a 5.7 incher,2 actually.
        Huawei Honor V8 went through TENAA with 2 versions
        KNT-AL20 – 5.7 inch 1440p , Kirin 955, 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND, 12MP dual back cam and 8MP , 3400mAh, back fingerprint, metal body, 157 x 77.6 x7.75 mm , 170g
        KNT-AL10 – 5.7 inch 1080p , Kirin 950 , 4GB RAM, 64GB NAND

        http://img1.mydrivers.com/img/20160425/6e273cf3f17a40fc8863697574137fd4.jpg

        http://img1.mydrivers.com/img/20160425/bc12aa6e0d41450cac19e32dd19dfda2.jpg

        • MattD
          April 25, 2016

          Oh oh, THAT is interesting!

  4. Steven Fox
    April 25, 2016

    Actually this is a rocking good phone, but resellers will have it over 140$.
    Would still by it for review purposes.
    Just don’t expect great camera quality(like most people do when they hear Meizu), because this is a super cheap phone.

    • VMortens
      April 25, 2016

      M2 already is this “a rocking good phone” you’re talking about. M3 is hardly an upgrade and as far as I noticed it’s gonna be YunOS only, therefore it’s meant for Chinese market only.