Chinese manufacturer Meizu has launched its latest Android flagship smartphone, and within its metal unibody case the new model hides an interesting camera specification. The 1/2.3-inch Sony IMX220 sensor is the same used in Sony's own Xperia Z2 and Z3 models and offers a pixel count of 20.7MP. It is combined with an F2.2 aperture and a 6-element lens that Meizu calls 'panoramic' which leads us to assume it is covering a fairly wide angle. The camera is also capable of recording 4K video and slow-motion video at 100 frames per second in 720p resolution. In very low light the dual-LED flash should come in handy, and at the front a 5MP sensor is coupled with a fast F2.0 aperture.

Images can be viewed and framed on a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display that comes with a 1080p resolution and is covered by protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Android operating system and Meizu's own Flyme OS 4.5 are powered by a Mediatek's MT6795T octa-core chip clocked at 2.2GHz. 3GB of RAM are also on board and buyers can choose from 16, 32 or 64GB storage options. Unfortunately there is no microSD support.

The MX5 also offers an improved version of the mTouch fingerprint sensor that we first saw on the predecessor MX4. Juice is provided by a 3,150 mAh battery and the new mCharge technology allows you to charge the phone from zero to 25% in just 10 minutes. The new model will be available in deep grey, silver, and champagne gold. The MX5 will first be available in China and cost approximately $290 for 16GB version, $322 for the 32GB version and $390 for the top-end 64GB model. 

Key Specifications:

  • 20.7MP Sony IMX220 1/2.3-inch image sensor
  • F2.2
  • 6-element lens
  • Laser-aided AF
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K video
  • 100fps slow-motion at 720p
  • 5MP / F2.0 front camera
  • 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • Mediatek MT6795T octa-core system chip
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB storage options
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3,150 mAh battery