Meizu MX5 now unveiled: flagship phone comes with all metal body, fingerprint sensor, mCharge, Flyme OS


Finally, after countless strings of rumors, the Meizu MX5 is officially here!

The newest flagship phone form the Chinese mobile company is finally here, after being the center of several rumors and leaks in the past. Recently revealed, most of the previously rumored specs and attributes of the phone turned out to be true.

First off, the Meizu MX5 runs under a 2.2GHz octa-core Helio X10 Turbo Processorunlike the constantly rumored Snapdragon 810. The HelioX10 is also known at the Mediatek MT6795T chip. It has a PowerVR G6200 GPU. It has three variant of different capacity of built-in storagea 16GB, 3sGB, and 64GB variant, all equipped with 3GB of RAM, and with no support for an external microSD expansion. The device sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED Full HD display with 1920 x1080 resolution, equipped with Corning<sup> Gorilla<sup> Glass 3 protection. The recently rumored fingerprint sensor also came with the actual release.

What’s notable about the new Meizu MX 5 is that it has a metal make all over its body. The device measures 149.9mm x 74.7mm x 7.6mm in dimension and only weighs 149g, a bit heavier than its predecessor Meizu MX4.

The camera of the MX5 boasts a 20.7 megapixels resolution, and the lens is equipped with a Corning<sup> Gorilla<sup> Glass 3 protection. It has an aperture of f/2.2, with dual-color LED flash and laser-aided focusing. It has the capability to record videos of up to 4K resolution, and 720p @ 100fps rate. The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is 5 megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture and a Face AE face light boost technology. The front camera is set to deliver better selfie shots, thanks to the FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie enhancement feature.

The MX5 has a special TEE security environment feature, which disallows access to the device’s core aspects even with a root permission, and can only be bypassed with a Meizu signature.

The device is powered by a 3150mAh battery, and features a fast charging technology called mCharge, which powers up the phone from 0 to 25% in just 10 minutes. The phone is running on the company’s custom Flyme OS 4.5, an operating system based on Google’s Android Lollipop.

The MX5 comes in deep grey, silver, and champagne gold . The 16GB variant is priced at $290, the 32GB is at $322, and the 64GB for $390.