Meizu today launched its new E3 in home country China. The stand out feature of the handset is that it is powered by Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset, which is the successor to Snapdragon 625 and the same chipset that powers Xiaomi’s Note 5 Pro in India.
The chipset is further aided with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of storage, which makes it a competent option for performance-oriented users. The Flyme OS 6.3 running on the phone is still based on Android Nougat.
Meizu has sided with a metal unibody design with U-shaped antenna bands. The E3 is just 7.6mm thick and has 2.5D glass layered on the front.
The Meizu E3 includes 5.99-inch display with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution. On the rear, the E3 includes a 12MP (Sony IMX 362) rear camera paired with a 20MP (Sony IMX350) secondary shooter with a telephoto lens for 2.5X optical zoom. On the front, the handset has an 8MP front camera with F/2.0 aperture lens.
Other features include hybrid dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, and 3360mAh battery. The handset supports mCharge fast charging that can charge the phone up to 53-percent in just 30 minutes.
In China, the Meizu E3 costs 1799 yuan or roughly Rs. 18,250 for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The 128GB storage variant has been priced at 1999 yuan or roughly Rs. 20,500. Both variants will be available for pre-order starting March 26 onwards.
Key Specifications of Meizu E3:
|Display||5.99 inch FHD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor|
|Camera||12MP +20MP rear; 8MP front cameras|
|Dimensions and Weight||156.8 × 75 × 7.6mm and 160g|
|Software||Android 7.1.2 Nougat based|
|Dual SIM||Yes (hybrid dual SIM)|
|Price||Starts at Approx. 18,000 INR|