Meizu is holding an online event to announce the launch of two new phones, the Meizu M8 and the Meizu M8 Lite. The company had launched 2 phones recently, the Meizu V8 and the Meizu V8 Pro. On closer scrutiny, it transpires that the new phones are not different from the V8 and V8 Pro. The ironical part is Meizu has not even changed the URL in its website while posting the details of these new models. There’s nothing unusual in this as many Chinese smartphone manufacturers follow this practice of having one model name for the China market and another for the International buyers.
Specifications, Color and Features – Meizu M8
The recap, the Meizu M8 and the Meizu M8 Lite are both 5.7-inch display phones and the aspect ratio has been maintained at 18:9. The processor used on the higher-end Meizu M8 would be the MediaTek MT6762 SoC (clock speed 2.0 GHz) and the RAM support would be 4 GB with an internal storage of 64 GB. There will be a slot for the microSD card that can expand the storage by an additional 128 GB. There would be a dual 12 MP + 5 MP sensor camera set up in the rear with a dual color flash and portrait Bokeh mode. The front camera would be 5 MP. The battery on this phone would be rated at 3100 mAh. There is a fingerprint sensor in the rear of the Meizu M8 and the power and volume control keys are both on the left edge of the phone. The selfie camera is equipped with the Face Recognition 2.0 technology. Glory Dark and Elegant Gold are the colors in which this phone will be available.
Standard Variant Meizu M8 Lite – Specs
While many specifications of the Meizu M8 and M8 Lite are similar, the variations are in the RAM and storage, camera specs etc. The display remains the same 5.7 inches. The RAM would be 3 GB and the internal storage 32 GB. MicroSD slot to carry the storage to 128 GB is provided in the Meizu M8 Lite too. The battery power is slightly higher at 3200 mAh. The processor is down with MT6739 that has a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz. The rear camera is 13 MP while the front camera is 5 MP. The fingerprint sensor in the rear stays as well. Black is the only color for this model.
More details, like the pricing etc. can be known after the event later today.