Meizu is apparently preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone tomorrow, June 30th, but the hardware specifications and even a few press pictures have already leaked, leaving few surprises for the big unveiling.
The leaked images show a design that differs very little from the last generation handset. Although we can see that the small circle home button has now been replaced by a larger oval with the Meizu MX5. According to the leak, the handset’s fingerprint scanner will be housed in the new home button, and probably accounts for its larger size.
As far as specifications are concerned, the MX5 again aims to bridge the gap between the mid and high ends of the market. The handset is said to feature a large 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by MediaTek’s MT6795T Helio X10 processor, which features eight Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a PowerVR G6200 GPU.
The Meizu MX5 also sports 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 20.7MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera, a 3,150mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on board. The Helio X10 is also Category 4 4G compatible for data download speeds of up to 150Mbps. A microSD card slot has not been confirmed yet, so we’re hoping that there’s a way to bump up the moderately sized internal memory.
In other Meizu news, the company’s last-gen MX4 flagship recently became the latest Ubuntu powered smartphone to launch, although the company is running an invite system to help keep control of stock. We can’t imagine that this will be the case for the MX5.
As with previous Meizu products, pricing will be a key factor in the handset’s launch, but we don’t have those details just yet. We’ll likely find this out and more at the launch in China.