China-based Meizu is reportedly looking at finally introducing its E3 smartphone this month. The Meizu E3 was earlier rumored to launch on March 6, but clearly that did not happen. Now, according to latest reports, the company is looking at March 21 as the launch date for the E2 successor.
The smartphone has been leaked in the past, through live images, and in a TENAA listing. Meizu officially announced the launch date of the smartphone through its Weibo account. As 91Mobiles notes, the Meizu E3 will be launched at National Convention Center in Beijing in the coming days.
The talking points of the Meizu E3 are said to be its bezel-less display and side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Based on past leaks, the smartphone is likely to sport a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, it is expected to be powered by an unknown octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM. It is expected that the Meizu E3 will be offered in three storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 1288GB. The smartphone will allow for further storage expansion up to 128GB via microSD card.
Coming to the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, the technology has been already launched in the company’s M6s smartphone, which launched last month. Reports indicate the Meizu M3 could pack the Super mBack button which is a pressure sensitive chip on the bottom edge of display.
For optics, the Meizu M3 is likely to be equipped with a dual-camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensor. Up front, there could be an 8-megapixel shooter. The phone is expected to run the older Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Flyme OS 6.2 layered atop. The smartphone is expected to be fueled by a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support. On the connectivity front, the Meizu E3 is likely to support 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, and a microUSB port.