Meizu E3 is set to join the long list of smartphones featuring a display supporting the taller 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be unveiled on March 21, when the company celebrates its 15th anniversary of operations.
Ahead of the launch, details of Meizu E3 have surfaced online spilling out the specifications and design renders. The Meizu E3 will feature a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. It will sport a metal unibody design with the fingerprint sensor placed on the side. Meizu is adopting the design that Sony used for its flagship smartphones before recently switching to rear fingerprint sensor.
The Meizu E3 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, a 14nm processor that was recently found on Redmi Note 5 Pro. It will also feature dual-rear camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors stacked vertically similar to the Apple iPhone X. It is reportedly using Sony IMX363 sensor, the sensor also found on Asus ZenFone 5Z, and might been seen on upcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S.
GizmoChina reports that Meizu E3 will be priced at RMB 1,499 (around Rs 15,000) for the version with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. But there is expected to be another variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that could retail at RMB 1,999 (around Rs 20,000). The smartphone is said to pack a 3,000mAh battery, and arrive with an 18W charger that supports fast charging.
With Meizu E series, the Chinese smartphone maker is aiming to compete with Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 series. With a competitive specifications and almost identical price, the Meizu E3 might be an interesting competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi series. It will also have competition from other brands like Huawei, its e-brand Honor, Oppo and Vivo.