Whereas Mlais’ M52 was in direct competition with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note and Meizu’s M1 Note, their upcoming M7 plays in an entirely different league, as it comes with some top-of-the-range features.
Mlais have proved now and again that they know how to attract attention. First of all, they launched the M9, a competitively-priced low-end (by today’s standards) device sporting one of the best 32-bit chipsets made by Mediatek. Then, the company unveiled the M52, the most affordable Android smartphone powered by the MT6752 64-bit chipset, and the M4 Note, a fashionable mid-ranger. Now, Mlais have announced the M7, which brings to the table the same excellent 64-bit SoC, along with biometric authentication and a flagship-worthy design.
For starters, the MT6752 chip packs an octa-core 64-bit CPU running at 1.7Ghz, and a Mali T760 GPU. All this processing power is translated for the user into great performance, especially since the M7 comes with 3GB of RAM for extreme multi-tasking. As for the storage, Mlais included a 16GB ROM that can be furthermore extended by using a microUSB card of up to 64GB.
Mlais have decided to keep using the same diagonal and resolution as in their previous 64-bit devices, so the M7 sports a 5.5″ 1280×720 IPS display (crammed into a 149.5 x 76.8 x 8.9mm body) that’s not very demanding on the 2600mAh battery. For the optics, Mlais have opted for a 13MP AF camera with True LED Flash on the back and an 8MP 88-degree wide-angle camera in the front, for some great selfies.
In terms of connectivity, this dual SIM 4G Android phablet features GPS, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and FDD-LTE in the following bands: B1/3/7/20 (800/1800/2100/2600).
One of the most interesting aspects about the Mlais M7 is the fingerprint scanner it comes with. Privacy is playing a vital role in our lives, and being able to protect our personal data has become essential. Biometric authentification in the form of a fingerprint scanner ensures that no one is able to access our phone without our knowledge. The solution implemented by Mlais in the M7 resembles the press touch ID seen in iPhones and several other Android flagships. It combines a convenient location with great accuracy in order to make sure that the use of the fingerprint scanner doesn’t disrupt typical use.
Overall, the M7 is a flagship worth waiting for, and I’m fairly sure that it will perform great in real life scenarios, as well.
UPDATE: Mlais announced on May 7 that the M7 is available on pre-sale for $189.99 at the 11 resellers it has partnered up with. The pre-sale will end on May 31, and after that date, the device is supposed to have a MSRP of $199.99.