A few hours ago, Meizu announced their first phone in a new line of products: the m1 note. This latest addition to the Meizu range is focused on younger people. With the m1 note, Meizu wants to deliver a high quality phone for a low price. It’s called Meilan note in China.
The m1 note comes with a 5,5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This translates into a screen density of 403PPI. It is powered by the Mediatek MT6752 octa-core 64-bit processor. This processor features 8 Cortex A53 cores running at 1,7GHz. Graphics are provided by the Mali-T760 MP2 GPU. The performance is supposed to be 50% higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. 2GB is the amount of RAM that’s built into the m1 note.
A unique feature to the m1 note is dual-SIM dual standby. The availability of this feature on the m1 note means that this is the first Meizu phone ever to support dual-SIM. In terms of design, the M1 Note is also quite different from the current Meizu lineup. It will be available in 5 different colors: white, blue, green, yellow and pink. However, only the white and blue edition were shown at the launch. The polycarbonate backcover with special coating is once again quite different from the backcover design of other Meizu phones released this year.
The camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and is provided by Samsung. It supports many different camera modes, including macro and ‘beauty shot’. The dual-LED flash helps you to make great shots in dark environments as well. Like on the MX4 Pro, the front camera is 5 megapixels. In comparison, the standard edition MX4 only has a 2 megapixel front camera. According to the presentation, the m1 note runs on Flyme 4.1. However, the showcase models already ran on Flyme 4.2C. During a quick play with the m1 note we didn’t find any large new additions though.
Battery size is anything but small: the m1 note comes with a (Sony/ATL) 3140mAh battery. There’re two versions of the m1 note: one supporting TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and WCDMA networks, and one specifically designed to use with China Mobile. The m1 note is already for sale in China through Qzone and JD.com. Making reservations through Meizu’s official Chinese website is also possible. But don’t get too excited, only the China Mobile is available for sale right now. The m1 note only costs 999RMB (€130, 160USD) for the 16GB version and 1199RMB (€160, 195USD) for the 32GB version. This makes the m1 note the cheapest Meizu phone ever released.