According to an official statement, a whopping 4.5 million consumers have registered for the Meizu m3 in just one day. The low-end budget smartphone was officially announced in China on April 25. It has even broken the record of the Meizu PRO 6 flagship smartphone if first day pre-orders are taken into account, as it had received 3 million registrations. The most important point to be noted is that these are just numbers and not actual pre-orders since consumers have not paid a single penny to the company yet.
The Meizu m3 has been priced at CNY 599 (US $92 / INR Rs 6,146 approximately) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant whereas the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant costs CNY 799 (US $123 / INR Rs 8,198 approximately). It will go on sale starting from April 29, 2016. Lets check out the specifications once again.
Meizu m3 Specifications
The Meizu m3 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 (Quad 1.5 GHz A53 + Quad 1.0 GHz A53) processor along with Mali T860 GPU. It has 2 / 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes in 16 / 32 storage variants (eMMC 5.0) along with expandable memory of up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on YunOS with FlyMe 5.1 on top of it.
The m3 comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and 5P lens. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 4P lens for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 8.3 mm thick, weighs 132 grams and supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD). It has a polycarbonate body and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The m3 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/GLONASS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,870 mAh battery under the hood. The m3 is available in White, Gold, Grey, Pink and Blue color variants.