Meizu MX5 leaks in hands-on video – familiar design, beautifully thin bezels

Meizu MX5 leaks in hands-on video – familiar design, beautifully thin bezels
So far, we've heard and seen quite a bit of the new Meizu MX5. The China-based company's 2015 flagship seems to be heading for an early release – not a full-year cycle, which would complete this September. What we have today, however, is a real treat – an actual video hands-on with the smartphone. There is no sound, and the device on show is obviously a test unit or pre-production prototype, but it does tote the Meizu-signature design language and super-thin bezels.

Yes, earlier renders did show that the company may be working on a bezel-less illusion with a bended glass near the edges of the device, but leaked pictures and this very video show that this plan was dropped (or was never even picked up). What we see is a handset very similar to the Meizu MX4 – the curved back, soft edges, thin bezels, and large camera sensor opening just ooze Meizu's style. The capacitive home button, however, seems to be gone for good from the company's portfolio, as this supposed MX5 sports a hardware one, much similar to the one one the MX4 Pro. Fingers crossed it also has the effective fingerprint sensor from last year's phablet.

As far as hardware goes, rumors suggest a MediaTek 6793 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 20 MP / 3 MP camera combo. We'd wager that the frontal camera would be of a much higher resolution, as this is the current trend, especially in phones meant for the eastern markets, but time will tell. The display is said to stretch to a 5.5" diagonal this time around, and may have a much more orthodox aspect ratio of 16:9. Previous Meizu flagships had the weird 5:3 proportion, but we wouldn't say we found it to be of any hindrance to the device. The MX5's resolution is reported to be 1080 x 1920 pixels – it's nice to see that not everybody is in a hurry to jump on the QHD bandwagon, assuming the rumors are true. We can see Meizu's own FlyMe OS running on the device, which is a unique skin laid on top of Android – allegedly, the one in the MX5 will be Lollipop. Reports suggest that the handset would be unveiled at the end of June, so it may not be long before we know what's what.


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11 Comments

1. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

it looks like a decent combination of iphone 5 front and htc one's rear..

7. waddup121 unregistered

Super nice bezels wow

11. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Looks more like Samsung on the front. But anyway, nice design.

2. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The best lookin' device for me.

3. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

At 1:21 it says MT6793 2.3GHz. MT6795 has 2 variant. One of them is 2GHz, other one is 2.2GHz. Also according to TENAA it has a 2.3GHz octacore chip. So it's kind of double checked. It's a brand new chip, we have never heard before. Assuming it's not that just a mere 100MHz overclocked MT6795 variant. FHD display implies not so powerful GPU. Phone has almost exact same dimension with LG G3, but a bit thinner. Most probably thanks to AMOLED display. Also looks like have metal unibody like HTC One.

5. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Oops. Thanks

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks nice with the Flyme OS.

6. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The video is very confusing. I think the phone is the video is the recently announced M1 Note 2 rather than the MX5.

10. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

You mean M2 Note. It has plastic body and doesn't have fingerprint scanner.

8. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

'Super thin bezels' - err no.

9. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It says note 2 right in the video...

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