Meizu has unveiled a new phablet in China, yesterday. The device houses a 6-inch, Full HD display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz. There is 3GB of RAM on board, along with 64GB of native storage, a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The entire setup is powered by a 4100mAh battery pack, and Meizu has specified that it will support Fast Charging. The device also has a fingerprint sensor, which is embedded into the Home button.
The Meizu M3 Max has been launched in four colour options - Champagne Gold, Silver, Gray and Rose Gold. The phablet has been launched at a price of RMB 1,699, which is about Rs. 17,000 in India. At this price, if Meizu launches the device in India, it will directly rival Xiaomi’s Mi Max phablet. Priced at Rs. 14,999, the base variant of the Mi Max offers a 6.44-inch, Full HD display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. It offers 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a massive 4850mAh battery to power it. Xiaomi also offers a more powerful variant of the Mi Max with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at Rs. 19,999.
We have already hailed the Xiaomi Mi Max for being a great phablet for entertainment consumption, and the Meizu M3 Max possibly aims to be the same. Although the Helio P10 SoC has not fared really well on most smartphones till now (the YU Yunicorn was notably disappointing), Meizu may attempt to optimise it and offer the best possible performance from the device.
The Meizu M3 Max also supports hybrid dual-SIM and VoLTE. This can also tilt the scales in favour of Meizu, with Reliance Jio’s recent big splash on LTE and VoLTE calling. Sales begin in China on September 15, and it remains to be seen if Meizu brings the M3 Max to India any time soon.