Meizu has launched the m3 note in China, a 5.5-inch smartphone equipped with a large battery. The device has a 6061 aluminum unibody design and a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display which reaches a peak brightness of 450 nits. Its 2.5D curved cover glass offers a similar feel to the iPhone 6s Plus.
The smartphone is powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core processor, which automatically coordinates the CPU and GPU to lower energy consumption. The eight A53 cores ensure the fluency under heavy usage such as playing games, and the Mali-T860 64-bit GPU enhances image rendering and multimedia display.
The Meizu m3 note is 0.5mm thinner than the previous generation, while packing a whopping 4100mAh battery, which is 32% bigger than the previous one. With a combination of Flyme OS 5.1 and the Helio P10 processor, the Meizu m3 note delivers a long battery life. While multitasking, the m3 note can last 12 hours, while under normal use it can last for two days.
The 13MP rear camera sits behind a 5-piece lens array with an f/2.2 aperture. It uses PDAF to improve focus speed. A two-tone flash will illuminate even the darkest subjects, allowing for great shots at night. The m3 note records video at up to 1080p30, a limit imposed by the P10 SoC.
The m3 note comes in two different configurations: 2GB RAM / 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage. Both versions support microSD cards for storage expansion.
The smartphone will be available in China for 799 ($123) and 999 RMB ($124 )for the 2GB and 3GB models respectively.
Meizu Pro 6 On the way
Meizu is also extected to announce the Meizu Pro 6 on April 13.
A teaser image published by Huang on Weibo shows the back side of the smartphone, which features the main camera and LED flash.
The flagship device is also said to house a 2.5GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor along with a plastic OLED.
The smartphone will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system right out of the box, along with Meizu’s proprietary UI on top of it.
Specifications m3 note
- Colors: gold, gray, silver
- Height: 153.6mm
- Width: 75.5mm
- Thickness: 8.2mm
- Weight: 163g
- Size 5.5-inch
- Resolution 1920 x 1080
- Contrast 1000：1
- PPI 403
- Brightness 450cd/m² (Typical value)
- Materials T2X-1 Glass
- Display technology LTPS
- Manufacturing process GFF scheme (full lamination)
- Helio P10 processor
- ARMCortex-A53 1.8GHz x4 + ARMCortex-A53 1.0GHz x4
- ARM Mali T860 image processor
- 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 memory
- Rear Camera
- 13 megapixel
- Corning Gorilla III glass
- ?/2.2 aperture
- 5-element lens
- Continuous shooting
- PDAF auto-focus
- Two-tone flash
- Front Camera
- 5 megapixel
- ?/2.0 aperture
- 4-element lens
- FotoNation 2.0
- mTouch 2.1
- Unlock speed 0.2s
- Recognition angle 360°
- Sensor Capacitive touch sensor
- Memory 5 fingerprints
- Carriers and Standards: 4G FDD-LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, 4G TD-LTE, 3G TD-SCDMA,
- Hall magnetic sensor, Gravity sensor
- IR proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
- Touch sensor, Digital compass
- Digital compass
- Video: MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG
- Audio: FLAC, APE, AAC, MKA, OGG, MIDI, M4A, AMR
- Image: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP