Meizu Metal outed (unofficially) for $249
Meizu is reportedly working a handset that will break cover in the near future as the Meizu Metal. The handset has been in the news headlines on the rumor mills for a while but the latest update on the unreleased handset suggests that Metal is just around the corner.
In the new development, a Chinese retailer named OppoMart had listed the device on sale but says it’s “Out of stock” which is kind of weird owning that the device hasn’t been officially unveiled let alone released. From another angle, the listing has its own good purpose as it (supposedly) revealed most of the specs beclouding the upcoming Meizu smartphone as well as appearance and price details.
According to the listing on OppoMart, Meizu Metal will feature a $249 price tag. Now, taking a look at how far the specs sheet goes in justifying the price tag, we found out that “Metal” is sporting a phablet-sized 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution, and of course, a pixel density of 401.
Going further, the handset will be powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 chipset packing an octa-core CPU ticking at 2GHz. This will be clubbed with an adequate 3GB of RAM while the storage options on the handset will come in 16GB and 32GB forms. It isn’t clear whether the phone will feature expandable storage but this is very unlikely following the absence of that aspect at the listing.
For taking pictures, the Meizu smartphone is equipped by a 13MP rear shooter and LED flash as well as a 5MP front camera for selfies. The power department is manned by a 3,050mAh battery cell while the software part is run by Google’s Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS.
The handset will feature a micro SIM slot while LTE support comes naturally courtesy of the new generation MediaTek SoC that powers the device. According to sources, the Meizu Metal will break cover at a grand launching event on October 21.