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Meizu outs supersized M3 Max, with massive 6" display and 4,100 mAh battery

Meizu unveils a larger M3 variant called the M3 Max. It increases the display to 6" and battery up to 4,100 mAh, with the same premium metal body.

Published onSeptember 6, 2016


Meizu is showing no signs of slowing down its smartphone assault against the likes of the Chinese big hitters, such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE. Not even a month ago, we learned about a new premium but affordable M3E 5.5″-sized phone that showed promise. If that didn’t quite cut it for you, then Meizu is hoping a soup’d up version will. Take a gander at the upcoming M3 Max with a whopping 6″ display.

As expected, it shares a close resemblance with its smaller sibling and packs more punch in a couple regards. One of the highlights is a hefty 4,100 mAh capacity battery. However, most features mirror the M3E, namely, a metal uni-body build, 1080P IPS LCD screen, octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 13 MP rear (Sony IMX258 module, f/2.2) and 5MP front cameras, rear-placed fingerprint scanner, and mCharge fast charging. But the base storage of the M3 Max jumps to 64GB (with microSD card expansion support), whereas the M3E started at 32GB.

Strangely, we don’t get any word in regard to software. We can just assume that the M3 Max will follow in the M3E’s footsteps with a heavily modified Android build, which Meizu calls the YunOS with Flyme UI. The M3 Max will be offered in four common color variations: gray, silver, rose gold, and gold. Pricing is stated at 1,699 CNY (roughly $255), with release throughout Europe and Asia. As these things go, we don’t expect to see it stateside.

What do you think about the M3 Max? Did Meizu get your attention with a massive screen size and sizable battery?

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