The smartphone packs some top of the line specs and offers bang for the buck
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu today launched the Meizu E3 in China. The smartphone packs a lot of features, but the company has managed to keep its price low. The E3 sports a metallic body and contains a fingerprint sensor embedded with the mBack button on the right side. The company claims the sensor’s response time to be just 0.2 seconds.
As for the specs, the smartphone features a 5.99 inch IPS LCD with 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of FHD+(2160 x 1080 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Adreno TM 509 coupled with 6 GB of RAM. The phone offers two variants of internal space: 64 GB and 128 GB, both with expandable memory options up to 128 GB using a micro SD card.
In the optics department, the Meizu E3 sports a dual camera setup on the back stacked in a vertical arrangement containing a 12 MP Sony IMX362 primary sensor with a f/1.9 aperture and Dual PD Full Pixel Duo Focus and a secondary 20 MP Sony IMX350 sensor with f.2/6 with PDAF. The dual camera setup enables portrait mode claiming up to 2.5x lossless zoom. The front offers an 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.
The smartphone runs Flyme OS 7 based on Android 7.1.2 and is backed by a 3,300 mAh sealed battery capable of 20W fast charging with a new custom cable and adapter. The company is marketing the charging as “cold” which is likely to be a technology similar to the 5V/4A VOOV/Dash charge.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS. Sensors on board are an accelerometer, compass, ambient light, pressure, gravity and proximity sensor. The device measures 156.8 x 75 x 7.6 mm and weighs 160 grams. The phone will be available in Champagne Gold, Black and Blue colour variants.
As for the pricing, the 64 GB variant costs 1799 CNY (Rs 18,500 approx) while the 128 GB variant comes with a price tag of 1,999 CNY (Rs 20,500 approx. The pre-order starts from March 26 in China and will be available for sale from March 31. At this moment there is no word from the company about its international launch.