Meizu M3 Goes Official: New Chipset But Same $92 Price

By 02:32 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments


Meizu has just announced the successor to its entry-level m2 smartphone. The recent Meizu m3 carries a lot of the traits of the existing model, including the $92 base price, while offering a few minor upgrades.


One of those is the chipset, a Mediatek MT6750 with an octa-core Cortex-A53 Central Processing Units (CPU) (4x1.5GHz, 4x1.0) replaces the MT6735 with a half the cores. There are two versions, the base one with 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 16GB of built-in storage, and a higher-specced one with 3GB/32GB. There's a microSD slot for expansion either way.

The polycarbonate body still holds a 5-inch 720p display, but the footprint is marginally increased, likely to accommodate one of the changes - the m3 has 2.5D glass on its front. At 141.5 x 69.5 x 8.3mm, it's a small thinner though, and still packs in a larger 2,870mAh battery (2,500mAh in the m2).


The primary capturing camera is the same 13MP unit with an f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus. On the front you acquire a 5MP f/2.0 shooter, nothing recent here either.

Thanks to the recent chipset, you also acquire LTE over a number of bands - what in China seems to be called Full netcom support. There's the mandatory Bluetooth, GPS and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) a/b/g/n connectivity, but no Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) ac.

Available in a number of fresh colors, the m3 can be had in China for CNY 599 (2GB/16GB version), while the top 3GB/32GB version goes for CNY 799 ($123). Global availability is unlikely to happen over official channels though, so importing one where you are will inevitably put a premium on those numbers.

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