An Android Smartphone Displays Google Website
An Android smartphone displays the Google website in this picture illustration in Seoul September 7, 2011. Reuters/Truth Leem

Like Xiaomi, Meizu is also a new entrant to the international arena. Evidently, both the Chinese companies manage to build high-end devices with cutting-edge specifications under the hood and sell the same for dirt-cheap price range. The new device "Meizu M1 Note" is the handset in focus.

Reportedly, Meizu has officially announced the M1 Note and this handset is the first member of the company's "Blue Charm" series of phones. Interestingly, "Blue Charm" is the English-equivalent of "Meilan" in Chinese language, notes GSM Arena.

As far as the key specifications go, the Meizu M1 Note features a 5.5-inch IGZO display and 1080p screen resolution. This combination translates to a solid pixel density of 403 ppi. Under the hood, the handset is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core (MT6752) Cortex-A53 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz and Mali-T760 for graphics. Plus, this budget-friendly handset is backed by a good 2 GB of RAM.

Speaking of size, the M1 Note is 8.9 mm thick and it weighs 145 g. When it comes to camera configuration, the handset sports a 13 MP rear-facing unit by Samsung with zero shutter lag and it has the capability to shoot 1080p videos. In addition, there is a 5 MP front-facing shooter with 4-element lens for selfies. Moving on to the exterior design, the upcoming handset comes with a polycarbonate unibody construction.

Furthermore, the handset supports dual-SIM mode and the entire configuration is powered by a killer 3,140 mAh battery unit. Apparently, this battery can provide up to 12 hours of 4G web browsing time, 15 hours of video playing time, 40 hours of 2G calling time and 60 hours of music playing charge, says Meizu. On the upcoming colour options, Meizu will reportedly offer the handset in green, pink, blue, yellow and white hues. Lastly, the device comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage capacity.

Looking at the specifications, one might think, the phone could be a mid to high-end device. On the contrary, the Meizu M1 Note is priced at only CNY 999, which roughly translates to $160. Nonetheless, the release date of this handset has not been revealed by the company at this point.

Interested readers can check out the images of the upcoming handset from Meizu. What do you think of Meizu's M1 Note? Can this device give strong competition to Xiaomi Redmi Note? Feel free to leave a comment.

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