While Huawei is making splashes with its latest Honor flagship, Meizu has just launched its M3 Max, a phablet with a lot of bang for your buck.
A battery that endures
Meizu's latest runs a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with a 1.8GHz octa-core processor and a Mali T860 GPU. It also comes with 3GB of RAM as well as 64GB of internal storage, with support for microSDs up to 128GB in capacity.
Its 6in Full HD display is matched by a 4100mAh battery that supports fast charging. As for the camera, there's a 13MP one in the rear with dual LED flash and a 5MP one in the front. It also possesses a fingerprint sensor embedded in the front home button.
It's fairly light at 189g despite the screen size and battery. The Meizu M3 Max is running on Meizu's custom Flyme OS based off Android 6.0. Other features include dual-SIM support as well as 4G VoLTE. Also a selling point is its Type C USB port, which makes sense with the fast charging feature – Meizu says the phone can be charged to up to 45 per cent in just an hour, thanks to its 24W mCharge technology.
The phone is already official in China and has a delicious price point: RMB1699 ($345). As for colour options, right now there's Silver, Gray, Champagne Gold and the posh version of pink – Rose Gold.
It is currently set to go on preorder from 12 Sept, with retail availability starting 15 Sept. No word when and if the phone will make it to our shores but we'll let you know once that happens.