Update (8/31/16): It’s now official. The Meizu M3e Star Trek edition will arrive exclusively to China on September 2nd, just in time for the debut of the latest Star Trek movie in China. The phone will offer the same specs as the regular M3e and will have a limited run of just 5,000 units. Pricing is expected to be around the equivalent of $225.
Star Trek has certainly enjoyed its 50th anniversary: the latest film was highly successful and the announcement of the all new TV series Star Trek: Discovery was met with much enthusiasm. Well, there’s even more good news for all the Trekkies out there. If you’re a fan of Star Trek, you’d be pleased to know that Meizu is preparing to launch a Star Trek themed version of the Meizu m3e in the coming weeks.
We’ve already seen some sci-fi or superhero themed phones before: from Samsung Galaxy phones with a twist of The Avengers to the Batman themed Nokia Lumia, special limited editions are a good way for manufacturers to promote their devices. Now it seems like Meizu will be joining in on the fun soon. As you can see from the images above, the upcoming smartphone from Meizu will have the Starfleet insignia on its back. It looks like the software will also see some intergalactic changes.
It’s likely that this limited edition Star Trek themed phone will share the same specs as the regular Meizu m3e. To refresh your memory, the m3e was released earlier this month with mid-ranger specs. It’s a very slim, premium-looking device made of aluminum. On the front are a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 5.5-inch Full HD display; on the back, we have a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Under the hood is the octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM. All this is powered by a 3,100mAh battery, which should last you a full day.
The Star Trek edition of the Meizu m3e is said to launch exclusively in China on September 2nd. Although the phone itself won’t be easy to get your hands on if you are outside China, we imagine the Star Trek themed UI shouldn’t be too hard to import to other devices. If you’re a Trekkie in China, however, the phone’s release date should coincide with the release date of Star Trek Beyond, so you can go watch the film and then go right ahead and grab yourself a Starfleet smartphone!
Live long and prosper, my friends.