Rumors are rife that the next-generation smartphone from Meizu, the Blue Charm X, may be unveiled later this week, specifically on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
According to Phone Arena, following the recent leak of the retail box and images revealing the back and front panels of the device, it appears that its arrival to the market is imminent. It is also believed that it may be officially announced alongside the touted Meizu M5 Note.
When it comes to the design, Blue Charm X is said to resemble the Honor 8 from Huawei if based on how the unibody looks. It has a sleek body complete with thin bezels, a metal frame, and a typical ellipse-shaped home button. However, compared to other offerings from Meizu, the circular-shaped fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear rather than embedded on the home button.
Under the hood, the Blue Charm X will apparently be equipped with MediaTek's Helio X20 chipset which also carries a tri-cluster deca-core central processing unit (CPU). The random access memory is deemed be powerful at 6 GB paired with a spacious 128 GB of built-in memory.
Meanwhile, the rear camera will have a dual-lens setup. Some images believed to be of Blue Charm X that are making their rounds online suggest that the back camera may have an aperture of f/2.0.
Moreover, the phone may support Cat.6 LTE speeds with downloads peaking at 300 Mbps. But since it will not be officially sold outside of China and only imported by Europe and Russia, customers residing in the United States can expect the lack of 4G compatibility. The Blue Charm X may also run Meizu's Flyme 6, making it the first model to feature the company's skin firmware based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Meizu Blue Charm X is speculated to retail for about $289 which is cheaper compared to phones with similar specs, including the Huawei Honor 8 which can be bought for $399.