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Meizu Officially Reveals M2 Note, Starts At Around 5.7K

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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26 Comments

  1. That’s not only the difference, the m2 note has a much lower gpu than its predecessor and that’s why IMO it’s much cheaper. The m1 note has a mali t760 and the m2 note has a mali t720. The former has 16 cores while the latter has only 8 cores IMO.

    1. I love how your stating facts that customers should take into consideration, I really do appreciate that. But please, FFS, learn to use “IMO” correctly. I know I’m being petty but it does rustle my jimmies when I see this. It’s not your opinion, those are FACTS. I’m sorry but I just need to point that out.

      1. you should check your analysis of his statement too. his ‘IMO’ refers to the pricing..and not to the specs..as up to this date posted prices are just speculations – which is not a fact.

    2. No no, the MPX in Mali GPUs, specifically the X is the number of GPU cores. So the MT6752 which had a Mali-T760MP2 GPU means it has 2 GPU cores, and not the 8 GPU cores in the S6’s Exynos 7420. Clock speeds might also differ depending on the kernel.

      1. I’m sorry it’s shader cores, so the t760 has 16 and the t720 has 8.

        t760: clock speed of 600MHz, a pixel fill rate of 9.6Gpixel/s, Triangle rate of 1067MTri/s and a FP performance of 326.4GFLOPS

        t720: clocks at up to 600MHz, has a pixel fill rate of 4.8Gpi/Sec, triangle fill rate of 533Mtriangle/s and reaches a peak FP performance of 81.6GFLOPS

  2. Correct! We need to see the benchmark scores and reviews to see if its worth the price. I’m still very much happy with my M1 Note so no reason to buy the M2.

  3. Starmobile better rebrand this to finally fulfill their “big 4 killer”.

    Starmobile Knight Kai +

    Coming soon!

    1. But the fact is the t720 is slated for the low- to mid-range segment and the t760 caters to the high end segment for mali gpu’s. I’m not sure in regards with their cores but what matters is its shader cores and t760 trumps over t720.

  4. Why sacrifice the other simcard slot for the microsd? They should put a card slot on the other side

  5. unti unti na ding pinapatay ng mga china brands ang mga local brands, na galing din sa kanila…whats next? Dominating!!!

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