Meizu has today announced the launch of the M5 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 10,499 for the 32GB variant and the device will be exclusively available on Tatacliq.com. The Meizu M5 comes in blue and gold colour options. The 16GB variant price has not been revealed by the company.
To recall, Meizu M5 was first unveiled in China last year. The smartphone comes in two variants- 2GB with 16 GB of internal storage, which is priced at 699 Yuan (approximately Rs 6,891), and the 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage which comes with a price tag of 899 Yuan (approximately Rs 8,863). In China, Meizu M5 comes in matte black, mint green, champagne gold and blue colour options.
The Meizu M5 has a polycarbonate body and features a 5.2-inch HD (720 x 1270 pixels) 2.5D Glass display with a pixel density of 282 PPI. It comes equipped with an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, along with Mali T860 GPU. The smartphone also houses an mTouch fingerprint scanner, which is embedded in its home button. For the uninitiated, the mTouch allows you to unlock the smartphone with your fingerprint in just 0.2 seconds. The M5 comes with an option to expand storage up to 128GB via MicroSD card. The device runs on Android Marshmallow with Flyme 5 on top of it.
The M5 gets is strength from a large 3070mAh battery, which claims to deliver 66 hours of continuous music playback. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-color flash and aperture f/2.2. On its front, it has a 5-megapixel shooter with a ƒ/2.0 aperture for selfies and video chats. Besides, the M5 offers dual-SIM with dual-standby, 4G VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS, and a microUSB port The handset measures 147.28 x 72.8 x 8.15 mm and weighs 138 grams. For sensors, it has Gravity, Ambient Light and Infrared Proximity sensor.
Commenting on the launch of Meizu M5 Leon Zhang, Meizu Marketing Head, South Asia said, “We had launched M5 in China market a few months ago and within a short span of time, this particular model bought various accolades for Meizu’s M series. This overwhelming response further inspired us to introduce this device in Indian market which evidently is one of the key markets for Meizu.
He further added “With this launch, we have added another channel partner that you can buy Meizu m5 from – TataCLiQ.com. This association is a significant effort of Meizu to reach out more consumers through partnering with India’s one of most trustworthy online sales platforms. Besides, the unprecedented growth of Tata Cliq of tapping almost every section of target audience has motivated us a lot and this partnership would definitely empower us to break in grounds in terms of gaining market share and generating revenues. It will also be a seamless shopping experience for Meizu fans.”