Meizu’s budget phone gets a metal makeover
Meizu has officially announced the newest iteration of their Note series of smartphones. The M3 Note is the successor to the company’s highly sought after M1 and M2 Note phablets.
Meizu M3 Note
- MediaTek Helio P10 processor
- 2GB/3GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 16GB/32GB of expandable storage
- 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
- 4000mAh battery
For the third iteration of the series, Meizu has shunned plastic for metal – specifically, 6000 series aluminum – for the construction of the device. There’s now a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button of the phone, though the device still retains the 5.5-inch full HD panel that its older siblings came with.
Under the hood the M3 Note carries MediaTek’s Helio P10 processor chugging along at 1.8GHz, along with a Mali T860 GPU. Like other budget phones, the M3 Note will come in two distinct flavors – one 2GB RAM/16GB storage option with a higher 3GB RAM/32GB model for people who want more performance. Both models have expandable storage capabilities.
The phone will come with Voice Over LTE capabilities, and a 4000mAh battery. Prices in China for the M3 Note start at RMB 799 (Php 5.7K) for the 16GB/2GB version and RMB 999 (Php 7.1K) for the 32GB/3GB version.