Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has launched a new smartphone called the Meizu M8c in Russia. After Meizu 6 series the company will start with series 8 and the device is like an unofficial successor to the M6 launched last year. The smartphone takes design inspiration from Apple without a top notch. Nowadays manufacturers tend to skip the fingerprint sensor in budget smartphones. The Meizu M8c is no different but is covered by the Face Unlocking option.
The smartphone features a 5.45-inch 2.5D display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 308 GPU. It is coupled with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable by microSD card up to 128GB.
In the optics department, the device sports a 13 MP single rear camera of the f/2.2 aperture while offering a front 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The camera comes with regular features like PDAF, Continuous shooting, Panoramic lens, and ArcSoft algorithms. It is backed by a 3,070 mAh battery. Connectivity features include Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS. It measures 146.4 x 70 x 8.5 mm and weighs 140 g.
As for the pricing, it is priced at RUB 9,990 (Rs 11,000 approx) and is available in Red, Gold, Black and Blue colour options. At this price, it will compete against the likes of RealMe1, Huawei Y5 Prime (2018), Honor 7 Play. The company is yet to give an official word about the launch outside the Russian market. Earlier this month, the Meizu M8c and another variant called M8c Lite was certified by FCC. The Lite version ran Android Go edition and will likely to be available in other markets.