A smartphone that does not reinvent the category, but still pulls the price down and the technical sheet upwards.
Meizu has just announced the opening of pre-orders in Europe for the M5 Note.
From February 24th to March 15th, the 16GB version will be displayed at 199 € on the manufacturer’s website, while the 32GB will cost 219 €.
After March 15, the mobile will be available commercially at the respective price of 229 € and 249 € for the 16 and 32 GB versions.
Like the M3 Note, the Meizu M5 Note features a full-resolution 5.5-inch (≈14 cm) screen (1920 x 1080 px), with a resolution of 401 dpi. This screen uses an LTPS slab, derived from the IPS; The Chinese manufacturer is still not skipping the AMOLED’s pace on this range.
Below this display, we find a balanced configuration that has made the happiness of the Asian smartphones of this year, namely a SoC MediaTek Helio P10.
It consists of two groups of 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores, running at 1.8 GHz for one and 1 GHz for the other. On the graphic side, an iGPU Mali-T860 MP2 is at work.
Several versions are proposed, with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB for the first, 3 GB / 32 GB for the second and 4 GB / 64 GB for the last.
This M5 Note remains very wise on the photo side with a sensor of 13 Mpx, become common this year on the middle and even the entry-level smartphones. The front sensor counts for its part 5 Mpx and does not detonate really either. To animate all this, the M5 Note counts on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The M5 Note promises long hours of autonomy thanks to a 4000 mAh battery – a hypothesis that remains obviously subject to the quality of the optimization that the M5 Note offers, Will have set up the Chinese manufacturer.
Other noteworthy features of the M5 Note include a fingerprint reader, two nano SIM ports, and 4G LTE compatibility. However, no information is given regarding possible compatibility with our expensive French frequency bands.
As usual, Meizu strikes hard enough in terms of tariff, with a starting price of 900 yuan (about 120 €) for the most modest version, and rises to 1,500 yuan (about 200 €) for the most hoopoe.
For the moment this smartphone is only announced in China and will be available on December 8th.