The Meizu M5 Note went official and it follows a formula that the company knows well – an affordable metal phone with a 5.5” 1080p screen. It’s an LTPS screen guarded by 2.5D curved glass and promises 1,000:1 contrast ratio.
Flyme OS 6.0 (based on Android 6.0)runs on a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage. A more upscale 4GB/64GB version is available too, which you may consider given that the dual-SIM slot is a hybrid.
Anyway, the Meizu M5 Note measures 8.15mm thick and weighs 175g. It houses a 4,000mAh battery, bigger than the 3,100mAh battery of the m3e (a very similar phone).
Like it, the M5 Note has a 13MP main camera with an f/2.2 lens and 1080p video recording. There’s a 5MP selfie camera too. Additional specs include a fingerprint reader below the display, 4G connectivity with VoLTE and Wi-Fi b/g/n (no 5GHz).
The Meizu M5 Note costs CNY 900 for the 3GB/16GB model and will go on sale December 8. The 3GB/32GB model goes up to CNY 1,000 and the top 4GB/64GB model will set you back CNY 1,500. There’s no word on a western launch yet, but the prices translate to $130-$220 (you have to account for VAT and other taxes, though).