Meizu’s newest budget phone is even cheaper than the original
Meizu has officially announced the successor to their wildly successful M1 Note, the unsurprisingly named M2 Note. The M2 Note is an iterative phone for all intents and purposes, with minimal difference in specs and design. Just like the previous device, the M2 Note uses an all plastic, unibody that’s heavily influenced by Apple’s iPhone 5C, and is only thinner than the previous handset by a mere .2mm. The most notable difference between the M1 and M2 is the large, physical home key on the latter – a move away from the capacitive key on the former.
Meizu M2 Note
- 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD Sharp IGZO display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 16/32GB of storage, expandable via microSD
- 13-megapixel rear camera, F/2.2 aperture, dual LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera, F/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- Android 5.0 Lollipop, Flyme UI
- 3100mAh battery
The M2 Note carries an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor running at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM, and the device will come in two storage capacities – 16GB and 32GB. Meizu has also addressed the non-expandable nature of the M1 Note, and one of the two SIM slots can now be used for more storage. The phone still uses a 5.5-inch full HD IGZO panel made by Sharp, so no suprises there.
On the software front, you can expect the Flyme UI layered on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Battery is 3100mAh, which should ensure long run times for the phone.
The biggest differentiator of the M2 Note over its predecessor is price – the base 16GB version of the M2 Note starts at RMB 799 which is a mere 5.7K in our currency. In contrast, the base version of the M1 Note was priced at RMB 999 when it first came out in China last year. The 32GB version of the M2 Note is prit5ced at a relative bargain, at just RMB 999 or around Php 7.1K. If Novo7 Tech can release these two phones here in the PH at roughly the same price (or even a slightly higher price) we can guarantee that these phones will sell out quickly.