Meizu drops teaser for the M3 Max: more battery, less bezel

A few days ago, snaps of Meizu's forthcoming M3 Max phablet were spotted in the wild. With a huge 6-inch display showcasing a clearly favorable screen-to-body ratio, the leak also mentioned a September 5th launch date. Just a day before its arrival, Meizu has shared a promotional poster on social media that offers a few more clues as to what we can expect. 

The graphic, as you can see, is not an actual photo or even a lifelike render of the device. But it does suggest that the past leak we had was legit — narrow bezel and all. The info on the display of the poster indicates nine hours' usage time with plenty left in the tank, so we're expecting the M3 Max to include a sizable juice pack. Precise capacity is not known, but given what we've seen from other phablets of late, it could be in the vicinity of 5000 mAh. 

Other specs are a tad vague at the moment as well. There's expected to be a dual-LED flash alongside the rear camera while on the front, a fingerprint sensor will be baked into the home button. Under the hood, MediaTek's Helio P10 CPU could be accompanied by 4 gigs of RAM and upward of 32 GB on-board real estate. 

Software-wise, one would hope to see at least Android Marshmallow on board. However, Meizu's own Flyme UI has kept the likes of the Meizu M3 Note stuck on Android 5.1 Lollipop hitherto, so it's reasonable to believe that this promising phablet could also roll out with two-year-old firmware. None of the tech. specs can be confirmed, though, so we'll wait for Meizu's official word from tomorrow. 

If you're looking to score the M3 Max, you may have to import since it looks set to be another China-only operation from Meizu. The 32 GB edition of the device is set to cost 1799 Yuan ($269) while the 64 GB edition will go for 1999 Yuan ($299), inclusive of a stylus. Keep in mind that if you do take the import route, those prices will almost certainly be substantially higher. 

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We'll know more by tomorrow, so stay tuned.

source: GizmoChina

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