Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched the MX5 handset in India, priced at Rs. 19,999 (16GB inbuilt storage variant). The Meizu MX5 will be available to purchase via Snapdeal from 2pm IST on Wednesday. 32GB and 64GB variants will be launched in India at a later date, the company said.
The company at its launch event in New Delhi also said it has since its entry into the Indian market earlier this year opened over 40 service centres in over 20 cities, and has also launched a delivery repair service.
The MX5, which was launched in China in June, features a metal body created using 5-step anodising process and the company touts that the new physical home button is ideal for one-hand operation. Notably, the new physical home button also doubles as fingerprint scanner.
It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super Amoled display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It offers a pixel density of 441ppi. The company detailed that the Super Amoled display on the MX5 smartphone adapted the same technology as Samsung Galaxy S6, reaching 100 percent in NTSC gamut and which was 38 percent higher than iPhone 6. The company also claimed that its display had 10,000:1 contrast ratio which was 7 times higher than the Xiaomi Mi Note.
Meizu’s new MX5 smartphone packs MediaTek’s recently launched 64-bit Helio X10 octa-core processor (Cortex-A53) clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The handset runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Flyme 4.5 OS and supports dual-SIM with both the Nano-SIM card slots supporting 4G.
The MX5 sports a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor, laser autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. The rear camera can record videos at 4K resolution. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture also on board. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE (with support for 4G bands in India), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, and Micro-USB.
The smartphone is backed by a 3150mAh battery and supports quick charging via the company’s mCharge technology that can charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. It packs a gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and digital compass. It measures 149.9×74.7×7.6mm and weighs 149 grams.