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Meizu E3: 5.99-inch with Fullview display and dual 20MP+12MP primary camera


The Meizu E3 was leaked on China’s telecom regulatory body website (TENAA), and suddenly everyone started talking about it.

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The E3 comes just at the right time with its predecessor, the E2, celebrating its one-year anniversary in a couple of months’ time. Let’s begin by taking a quick look at last year’s E2 as per below:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~403 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T880MP2 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and Quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size,
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2017 release date
  • 189 USD for 32GB storage + 3GB RAM and 229 USD for 64GB storage + 4GB RAM

Meizu E2 is the mid-range smartphone that you should go for if you are looking for a balanced between hardware performance, camera output, good battery life and the latest software as support. The price tag gives real value for money, and no wonder it was well-received in China and other parts of the world.

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Now here are we looking forward to the E3. This should get you excited at its prospect:

  • 5.99-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~403 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 20MP+12MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4 µm
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (mCharge 3.0)
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected Q2 2017 release date
  • Estimated 2,000 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 315 price tag

One thing is for sure, everything about the E3 is bigger and better than its successor. Starting with the larger 5.99-inch Full HD IPS screen, it will now come with Fullview display. 

Under the hood of the E3 is still too early to tell, other than it will come with a fast octa-core processor and either 4GB or 6GB RAM.

Camera-wise, here’s the good part of it. Expected to be equipped with a dual 20MP+12MP primary camera. You will be able to take very high-quality shots with it. Then there’s the 8MP selfie camera making the package complete.

Regarding storage, there’s plenty to choose from – with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage being the choices. If the price is not an issue, just go with the highest capacity available. Whichever option you choose, there’s still the opportunity to add more space up to a maximum 256GB via the expansion slot.

Moving on to the battery, the 3300 mAh battery should be more than enough to power up the E3 for a full day of charge. And when the time comes to plug it in, it should be up and running in no time at all.

Perhaps the biggest setback of all is the fact that the E3 will still be running on the ancient Android Nougat 7.1.1 upon its release. When everyone is on Android Oreo 8.0, and some already started beta test on Android P.

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Meizu E3 is the kind of worthy replacement that warrants previous user to get themselves the upgrade. In this case, those looking for a new smartphone, should have a hard look at it as well. Huge 5.99-inch Full HD screen with Fullview display, mid-upper hardware, dual 20MP+12MP primary camera and many more.

Meizu E3 is expected to be released in a couple of months’ time, perhaps just around the 1-year mark for its predecessor release. It is estimated to be priced at 2,000 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 315 and will be available in Obsidian Black, Champagne Gold and Dark Blue colours.

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