After flocking the smartphone market with its flagship devices being the Pro 6 and the M3 Note, Meizu is shifting focus to the mid-range section of the market with the introduction of the M3 budget handset.
The M3 which is looking to be an upgrade to the previously launched M2 as this new variant sports a better processor and a bigger battery.
The Chinese device maker is ensuring it can win over as many budget buyers as it possibly can. The aforementioned M3 is encased in a polycarbonate body rather the traditional metallic variants which tend to be slippery in hand.
The device will feature MediaTek’s entry level MT6750 Chipset which houses an 8 ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit cores including Mali-T860 graphics. Looking at the specs sheet, it is obvious that the Chinese OEM is looking to offer a budget phone with enough processing power to handle everything from gaming to basic smartphone tasks.
The battery is a little bit of a disappointment when compared to similar budget handsets as it comes with a 2870mAh cell capacity including a 13MP rear camera and 5MP selfie shooter.
It is configured with a dual sim tray with one able to doubling up as a micro SD card slot. The display is 5-inch 720p with 2.5D curved glass.
There are two models of the handset with different configurations and each priced accordingly. The 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM model will be going for 599 Yuan ($92) while the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage goes up for 799 Yuan ($123).
On the connectivity side of things, both devices are capable of 4G although only supporting China’s TDD bands and some others in Europe – others include Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11n. Both devices are expected to launch in China and then in neighboring Asian countries.
There’s no news on an internatinational launch but it’s however likely that we’ll see the smartphone making it way over European borders like we’ve seen in the past.
Whatever the case, we’ll be sure to keep you up to speed, so keep it tuned to TDR!