Right after launching the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, the Chinese company unveiled yet another new device: the Meizu M3X. Packing a new design language – for Meizu, at least – and the very same 12MP rear camera found on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus and MX6, the M3X is a rather interesting smartphone.
Right off the bat, there’s no denying the fact that the Meizu M3X looks a lot like the honor 8; the rear glass panel and metal frame of the M3X are definitely very similar to honor’s offering. Regardless, the specifications of these two devices differ quite a bit.
Powering the M3X is MediaTek’s Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. While it’s not quite as powerful as the Exynos 8890 chipset found on the Pro 6 Plus, the Helio P20 should be plenty capable for everyday usage. Other than that, the M3X also has a 12MP Sony IMX 386 sensor with phase detection autofocus on the back. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, has a 5MP sensor.
Rounding out the specifications of the M3X are a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, two choices of internal storage (32GB and 64GB), a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, as well as a 3,200mAh battery. The M3X also runs on Flyme 6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Meizu M3X will go on sale in China on 8 December. The 32GB model with 3GB of RAM will go for 1,699 Chinese yuan (about RM1,100), while the higher-end 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM retails at 1,999 yuan (approximately RM1,295). As usual, it remains to be seen if the M3X will be launched outside of China.