Much like the m3, the new model sports a 5-inch 720p display with 2.5D glass. The company claims a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 380 nits of brightness.
Computing power comes courtesy of a Mediatek MT6750 chipset (same as on the m3), its octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU in a 4×1.5Gz + 4×1.0GHz configuration. The GPU is is a Mali-T860 unit. There are two RAM/storage combinations, the base one being 2GB/16GB, while the higher-specced one comes with twice the storage and 3GB of RAM. A microSD slot provides an option for expansion.
The camera setup is not unlike the vanilla m3’s, either – a 13MP primary shooter with an f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone dual-LED flash and phase detection autofocus. On the front a 5MP f2.0 snapper takes care of selfies.
The Meizu m3s’ metal body measures 141.9 x 69.9 x 8.3mm (fractions of a millimeter larger than the m3) and weighs 138g. The 6 grams on top of the m3 are probably accounted for by the 3,020mAh battery – 150mAh more.
The m3s comes with full Netcom support, which means it can work on all Chinese networks. Connectivity includes 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS. The phone boots Android 5.1 out of the box, with a Flyme OS layer on top.
The base model is priced at CNY 699 in China ($106), while the 32GB version is CNY 899 ($136). Don’t expect to be able to get it at those figures when and if it makes it outside of China, though.