Meizu announced in New Delhi this morning a new smartphone that will launch in India. The Meizu M2 Note as its called was announced just six months after its predecessor arrived, will come with a Rs 9,999 ($156.57 USD) price tag and will be an Amazon India exclusive. Going on sale Monday, Aug. 10, the M2 Note will come with a 64-bit octa-core processor running Flyme OS 4.5 (based on Android 5.1) and 2GB of RAM. As for the display, it’s a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD screen coming in at 403 ppi.
The phone will also come in 16GB or 32GB varieties and will support microSD cards up to 160GB thanks to the added microSD card slot. The M2 will feature a 13 MP CMOS camera with a dual-tone flash that is claimed to deliver white balance in normal and even low-light situations. It can also shoot up to 30 photos per second. The front facing camera has been upgraded and will come in at 5MP. In terms of connectivity, the M2 Note supports TD-LTE and FDD-LTE 4G. It also allows two Nano-SIM in the single tray (see below). It will come in white, blue, pink and gray colors.
Meizu has said that the device comes built by a new and improved unibody molding technique. It’s built with a polycarbonate body covering a magnesium-alloy frame, creating a soft but durable texture.
There’s no telling as to if or when this will hit US shores. With a number of Chinese companies poised to make waves in the US thanks to their growing popularity, it would be interesting to see if Meizu joins the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus and Huawei in releasing devices in the US. Traditionally dominated by the likes of Samsung, Apple, Motorola and LG, Chinese manufacturers could very well carve out a niche for themselves in the US market with high quality devices at lower price points.
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