The Chinese company Meizu is preparing to launch a new mid-range smartphone Meizu E3. It is expected that Meizu E3 will become the official successor of last year’s model Meizu E2. Yesterday, the official renderings of this device came in the network in blue and black color solutions.
And today on the company’s page in Weibo appeared teaser, revealing the date of the release of the smartphone. From it, we learned that the presentation of the second smartphone company of the 2018 model line will be held March 21 at the National Convention Center in Beijing at 9:30 local time.
Meizu E3: Design
The smartphone received an all-metal case with rounded edges. Almost the entire front surface is occupied by a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. The side frames of the screen are small, but they can be seen clearly. The upper and lower frames are wide, but there are no navigation buttons beneath the screen. In the upper part, there are typical elements: a talking speaker, front camera, sensors and indicator of missed events.
The trademark Meizu chip, which we saw in the novelty, is the touch virtual button Super mBack in the form of a ring on the screen. For those who have not yet got acquainted with this idea in the Meizu M6s smartphone personally, this solution may seem more interesting and convenient alternative to three standard virtual buttons.
The rear panel Meizu E3 recalls the design of the iPhone X. It looks minimalistic and holds in the upper left corner a dual main camera, under which there is a flash. In the lower right corner is the logo of the company – Meizu.
At the top and bottom of the back panel, you can see small, smoothly converging on the side edges of the arched inserts necessary to ensure the normal functioning of the antennas. In the black Meizu E3, they are not so noticeable.
At the bottom, there is a microphone, a USB port, a multimedia speaker and a 3.5 mm jack. The power button is on the right side. Under it is a fingerprint scanner. This location of the fingerprint sensor should become the business card of Meizu smartphones, at least this year. On the opposite side, there is a volume rocker.
Meizu E3 dimensions are 156.8 mm long, 75 mm wide, 7.6 mm thick. A weight of the device is 163 grams. The color choices are three: champagne-gold, black, and navy blue.
Meizu E3: Specifications
Meizu E3 should become one of the best representatives of the middle price segment in terms of price/quality ratio. It is expected that the novelty will receive a 5.99-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution (Full HD+) of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
The performance will be answered by the eight-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz, which is synthetic tests was not inferior to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. Depending on the volumes of RAM and ROM, the smartphone will be available in three trim levels: 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB, and 6/128 GB.
The manufacturer kept his word, promising us a real camera phone. The main camera uses IMX362 sensors at 12 Mp and IMX350 at 20 Mp from Sony and boasts optics with aperture F/1.9 for the first module and F / 2.6 for the auxiliary. Declared support 1.8-fold optical and 2.5-fold hybrid zoom without loss of quality than Redmi Note 5 can not boast. The front camera received a sensor at 8 megapixels and optics with an aperture of F/2.0. Probably, it is the same here as the smartphone Meizu M6s.
The battery capacity was only 3360 mAh, but thanks to fast charging with a power of 20 watts it can be charged for half an hour already by 53%. By the way, the charging itself is an innovation and is called Cold mCharge. The fact is that despite the decent power, the smartphone heats up, according to the manufacturer, only to 34.2 ° C.
It is necessary to note also the scanner of fingerprints located on the right side face, the virtual key Super mBack, which reacts to the force of pressing. Meizu E3 will run under OS Flyme 6 Android 7.1.1. Nougat.
Meizu E3: Price
Earlier it was reported that the cost of Meizu E3 in the basic configuration could be 285 dollars (1,799 yuan), and for the version of 6/128 GB Chinese manufacturer will ask for $ 315 (1999 yuan). However, new information indicates that the price for the upcoming novelty starts from $ 315.