At a media event held in China today, Meizu officially announced the M3X, its latest mid-range Android smartphone.
The Meizu M3X features a large 5.5-inch 1080p resolution display from Sharp, claimed to offer a contrast ratio of 1500:1 and cover 85% of the NTSC color gamut. Under the hood, M3X runs on MediaTek’s Helio P20 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz, along with the ARM Mali T880 GPU. In terms of memory, the M3X comes in two variants – 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of onboard storage and 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of onboard storage.
At the rear, the M3X features a 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor with phase detection autofocus, 6P f/2.0 aperture lens, 4K video recording, and a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens. The fingerprint scanner too has been positioned on the front, which is slightly unusual for a Meizu.
On the connectivity front, the M3X includes all the usual features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, 4G LTE with VoLTE, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone comes with a 3200mAh capacity battery inside, with fast charging support.
While rumors suggested the M3X will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat based Flyme 6 OS out of the box, that isn’t the case. Meizu will ship the M3X with Android Marshmallow based Flyme OS, with an update to Flyme 6 expected to arrive in the near future.
The Meizu M3X has been priced at 1699 Yuan ($247) for the 3GB variant and 1999 Yuan (290) for the 4GB variant. It will go on sale in China on December 8th and is going to be available in Pearl White, Phantom Blue, Gold, and Obsidian Black color options.