We have learned about Meizu’s plans in 2017 for a few months back. So we knew the first handset to come our way from this company should be the Meizu M5S packed with a MediaTek MT6753 CPU. Moreover, we knew it will be released in February. (This means we can take that leaked document as a reference point. Thus the next phone should be launched in June. It will be the Meizu Pro7 sorting Helio X30 chipset.) As for the Meizu M5S, it’s been set to launch on January 27. But something happened, its release date was pushed back to February 15. If my calendar is correct, today is the date we have been waiting for. Fortunately, nothing changed and the thousand-yuan smartphone of the company was officially announced. Meet the first device of the company in 2017, the Meizu M5S.
The Meizu M5S sports a 5.2-inch display, MT6753 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with a 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. There is also a 13MP rear camera with 5P lens and dual-tone LED flash, 5MP front camera, 3000mAh battery supporting quick charge technology. The latter is Meizu M5S’ selling point. It comes with an 18W charger (only the higher variant). This battery can charge to 56% in 30 minutes. The Meizu M5S also comes with Flyme 6 OS with OneMind AI accelerator.
As you understand, there will be two versions. The lower model was described above. And the higher model will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. This phone is priced at 999 yuan ($145), while the lower version costs 799 yuan ($116).
Other than that, there should be another version as well. It is rumored to sport a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. But its pricing should be around 1500 yuan ($218).
Well, this info has been circulating in the net for a long time. Today the first video of the Meizu M5S was posted showing the key features of the phone. The most amazing of them is the metal housing passed through 360-degree sandblasting anodizing process and CNC cutting. It is available in Mint Green, Glacier White, Champanage Gold, Sapphire Blue, and Matte Black. Thanks to a 5.2-inch screen size the Meizu M5S can be handled via one hand. Thus this thousand-yuan device is going to compete with the Umi Diamond X, Xiaomi Redmi 3, Huawei Enjoy 6S and so on.
Watch the Meizu M5S first teaser video