Budget Meizu M3S looks set to come with fingerprint scanner


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Meizu’s $100 range of phones is about to get a serious upgrade according to leaks, one that gives it some added security.

Meizu’s bargain basement ‘M’ phones, have generally been received well in China. They cost just over $100 and in the past have shipped with HD displays, 13 mega-pixel rear cameras, and a fully fledged Flyme install (not a cut down system like we see on Meizu phones).

This week rumours that Meizu could be preparing a new budget phone have appeared showing off 2 interesting new features for the entry-level device.

According to leaks the new Meizu M3S will feature an upgrade in materials from polycarbonate to metal, and that the physical home button on the phone will get a fingerprint scanner like the M3 Note, and other flagship Meizu phones.

Images of the new phone show the setting panel of Flyme indicating the model name as M3S (an updated version of the M3), and show the settings option to add a fingerprint.

Meizu have also started to tease a new device launch too, so don’t expect to have to wait too long before the M3S is made official.

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17 Comments

  1. realjjj
    June 8, 2016

    Meizu has an event on June 13. A few others have events that day but that’s beside the point.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 8, 2016

      gionee s6 ?

      • realjjj
        June 8, 2016

        360 has an event, OPPO has something i think but not sure if a launch. Maybe some others but i wouldn’t remember Gionee since their prices are no fun. And ofc Apple has it’s thingy too.

        • balcobomber25
          June 8, 2016

          You sure it is an S6?? The S6 was launched in 2015. The S8 just recently launched and has 4/64 already. You sure it’s not the upcoming E9?

        • Muhammad Yasir
          June 8, 2016

          HOLY SHIT ! you had me at ” 360 has an event ” . hopefully they’ll reveal a crazy cheap sd 820 powered phone to send the market in ecstacy !

          • realjjj
            June 8, 2016

            Seems like a big event for 360 so they will likely launch those 2 new phones. They might have ample stock right away too as JD has its 618 sales festival – a couple of weeks of sales ending on June 18 -and they could aim to get a boost in the sales rankings.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 9, 2016

              nice VR headset … but i can’t use it with VR games on PC ???
              like there’s the SteamVR going on … , the headset won’t click with that kinda gaming platform , would it ?

            • realjjj
              June 9, 2016

              Doesn’t look like it but doesn’t mean we won’t see cheap alternatives for PC . The main problem is that there are no standards in PC VR but that will change.

              BTW have you noticed that Chromebooks are getting Android apps support? That makes the platform a real Windows competitor and it also means that it’s finally time for Linux on ARM.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 9, 2016

              hopefully !

              wait … so chromebooks , which run chrome OS , can now run Android OS apps ..
              how does that make them go up against windows ?

            • realjjj
              June 9, 2016

              Any app that works on Android will work on ChromeOS. Porting any Linux app to Android is very easy so it can become a rather capable OS overnight.

              Urged you to try LibreOffice and GIMP , have you? I really insist , just install them on your Windows PC and use them for a few months.They are open source and free so no complications for you.Those 2 are, more or less, the default tools people use on Linux for doc editing and photo editing and by trying them,you’ll see that they are very normal and capable apps.

              I would expect Google to terminate ChromeOS soon (in 1-2 years) and turn it into an Android mode, just like VR mode or Android Auto mode. That way any Android device could turn into a desktop when connected to a bigger screen with keyboard and mouse. The connection can be wireless with wifi ad so the phone would remain in the pocket. With a VR/AR headset you could have virtual desktops when they enable such a feature and this is why developing a desktop app ecosystem now is important for Google. It helps them be better prepared for glasses.

              A73 on 10nm is supposed to be some 30% faster than A72 on 16ff and that would make it more than 2x faster than the new Atom (Apollo Lake). By next year we could have some nice low power laptops with ChromeOS on ARM competing with Core M and Atom based machines.- this makes Huawei and Xiaomi with their stupid laptops look even sillier.Especially Huawei since they have their own chip and they could have made something rather good at a much lower price and take the lead in this new segment.

              In 2018 TSMC will have 3 versions for 7nm, two of those from the start, addressing mobile and server. So ARM is very likely to have a much bigger core aimed at high perf server. There is also the fact that A73 is really really small on 10nm, under 0.65mm2 and a quad cluster with 2MB L2 cache is some 5mm2 so they need a bigger core even in mobile. So in 2018, ARM on Linux machines might be able to compete in high end desktop if anyone makes a chip for it.

              https://youtu.be/yDy1WWUdlY8?t=395

  2. Rob
    June 8, 2016

    They’re releasing to many phones now with almost identical specs, not good at all as there is very little to distinguish the different models.

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      This new phone release schedule started right around the time of the Alibaba investment. Seems like part of that deal (besides Yun) was new products every 3 months.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    June 8, 2016

    plz have FHD too !

    • Zoltek
      June 8, 2016

      Buddy, arent you tired of pleasing every manufacturer for having highest possible specs for lowest possible price all the time? If you were buying every phone for which you have written a comment you wouldnt have time to swap the SIM cards between them

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 8, 2016

        haha … silent observer , i see 🙂

        im just looking for perfection (yes , being a perfectionist hurts and is often more likely to be called a mental condition rather than a trait)

        no offense to anyone on this or on any other forum.