Meizu m3s announced, 16GB version to cost $106
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 4x1.5Gz + 4x1.0GHz 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.
With same price point I'll go to Mi4 LTE or older Mi3 without LTE but with NFC.
- 14 Jun 2016
Uselesss phone again wihtou LTE 800 in EU .) .... its sad when all other spec are what i really want! Every small Chineese brand have it but the biggest dont .... Xiaomi, Meizu.
- 13 Jun 2016
GSMA you forget about the main upgrade: metal body over the plastic body of m3!!!
- 13 Jun 2016