Meizu has today officially announced the Meizu E3, and yes, as revealed by previously leaked images, the device has a Super mBack fingerprint sensor on the right side and does indeed pack some impressive software and hardware at affordable price points.
As we’ve seen from leaks, the Meizu E3 has on its right-hand side a fingerprint scanner, and the power button, while the volume rocker sits on the left-hand side of the device. The device is encased in a metal unibody design measuring 156.8 x 75 x 7.6 mm and weigh in at 160g. A dual rear camera module with LED flash sits at the upper right-hand corner, while a beautifully crafted antenna bands run along the top and bottom edges of the back panel.
The device features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display with 2,5D curved glass, an aspect ratio of 18: 9, an 85 percent NTSC color gamut and is powered by Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU, 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage.
Talking of the photographic features, the Meizu E3 comes with a sapphire glass protected dual-camera setup with LED flash on its back, but only a single module exists on the display front. The rear camera includes a 12-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX362 sensor, f/1.9 aperture, coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary camera with Sony IMX350 sensor, f/2.6 aperture, 2.5x loss-less zoom. The rear cam is capable of portrait mode with background blur, while a single 8MP f/2.0 camera with facial recognition feature sits above the display for selfies.
Meizu E3, unfortunately, runs on Flyme OS 7 with Android 7.1.2 out of the box. It comes packed with a 3360mAh battery with mCharge fast charging which the company claims can jack up the battery up to 53% in 30 minutes using 20W charger.
Meizu today also announced a limited edition Meizu E3 dubbed the Meizu E3 J-20 Edition. It is specially made of a sophisticated zinc alloy chassis and its back made to look like J-20 fighter jet. It will come in the same 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM options as the Meizu E3.
Meizu E3 Price in China
64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM – 1799 yuan (~$284 )
128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM –1999 yuan (~$ 315 )
The Meizu E3 will be available for pre-order on Meizu’s online store, TMall, JD, and Suning starting from March 26, while shipping is tipped for March 30th.
Meizu E3 J-20 Edition Prices in China
64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM 1,999 Yuan (~$315)
128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM 2,499 Yuan (~$395)
Been a limited edition device, Meizu will make 2,000 units of the Meizu E3 J-20 available from April 9 and will come bundled with a customized J-20 case, a memorial card and SIM-eject pin.