Meizu E3 goes Official with 6GB RAM, a Redmi Note 5 Pro competitor ?

Meizu is starting off this year with a new budget phone that it just launched which is the Meizu E3, and this is a premium budget device. This device is jam-packed with features and hardware but at a very affordable price of just�CNY 1,799 which translates into ?18,250 INR and 240 Euros, $280. So with this price and segment, it will compete with likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro which is currently the budget king as well as with the Asus Zenfone 5 2018.

The Meizu E3 boasts a unibody metal design with antenna lines running on the top and bottom. While the front is dominated by the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio with a screen size of 5.99-inches carrying a Full-HD Plus resolution. The display is an IPS LCD panel and goes from one side edge to another, but still has some bezels on the top and bottom area.

Meizu E3 Specs

One the rear, you have a vertically stacked camera cluster with an LED Flash. However, you might be wondering where is the fingerprint sensor, well it’s placed on the side of the Meizu E3. Powering the handset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 coupled with an Adreno�509 GPU which is upper midrange silicon also found in the Redmi Note 5 Pro and is paired with a whopping 6GB RAM. Interestingly, there’s no 4GB RAM variant listed, so 6GB is what you get for 64GB and 128GB internal storage.

Meizu E3 Camera

Meizu E3 Specs

Moreover, the Meizu E3 sports dual camera’s where the primary sensor is a Sony IMX362 carrying a f/1.9 aperture and comes with Dual Pixel focusing technology, while the secondary camera is also a Sony sensor which a 20 mp unit with an aperture if f/2.6. The camera can take 2.5x zoomed images with lossless�imaging techniques, and bokeh/portrait mode is also present.

Keeping the lights on here is a decent 3360mAh battery with fast charging support. However, the only sad part about the device is that it still runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2, but Android Oreo shall be coming soon. Overall a great Redmi Note 5 Pro challenger.

Full Specifications

SpecificationsMeizu E3

5.9 inches Full HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio
Display TypeIPS LCD Display
Display Properties

Resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density441PPI
Display Protection

Processor(Snapdragon variant)Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8GHz
Architecture ( Snapdragon variant)

Kyro 260 Cores
GPU (Snapdragon)Adreno 509
Storage64GB and 128GB
Expandable StorageExpandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
SD card slot Hybrid Sim/SD card slot
Dimensions156.8x75x 7.6mm
Weight160 g
Fingerprint SensorSide mounted

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Infrared, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope
Connectivity4G dual sim, LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Infrared, GLONASS
Primary Camera

Dual cameras 12MP F/1.9 and 20 MP f/2.6 Dual pixel focus rear camera
Primary Camera FeaturesFull HD video recording, Geo- tagging, Enhanced HDR, Dual Tone Flash, EIS
Secondary Camera8 MP F/2.0 front camera
Secondary Camera FeaturesBeauty mode, full HD video recording,
Battery Capacity3360 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, 20W Proprietary Fast Charging
Charging Time1 Hour 30 Minutes (Expected)
Battery LifeN/A
Screen-on TimeN/A
Android VersionNougat 7.1.2

Saphire Blue, Gold, Black Stone Limited Edition
Price in India (INR)Rs.17,999 / Rs.18,250 INR
Price (USD)

Launch DateAnnounced
AvailabilityLaunched in China

Limited Edition Meizu E3

Meizu E3 Limited edition
Image shows the Meizu E3 Limited edition

Meizu will also make a Limited Editio of the E3 which is inspired by the Chinese Stealth fighter Jet of the Air-force which is the J-20. And the Limited edition will be offered in stealth black and will have 6GB RAM, and other specs are similar to the standard variant.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]

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