The Meizu M1 Note just got a follow up just right now, the M2 Note also known as Blue Charm Note 2. It's a Meizu-manufactured device and everytime I hear that brand name releasing new products there are two things that come on my mind immediately, power specs and affordable price tag. And upon seeing what the M2 Note is to offer once released and how much consumers will cost this device, I was right about what I thought.
Physical design does not sport too much new look but with slight changes. One of the most notable is the physical home key, it was previously rumored to sport a fingerprint scanner but it turned out to be not the case. However the home key is still smart enough to distinguish the difference between a tap and a press. When a user taps on the button the display will take them to the previous page they visited while a press will bring them back to the home screen.
On the front side lies a 5.5-inch Full HD display where the screen sports a Sharp-made IGZO panel. Just like the predecessor, the M2 Note is still powered by an eight-core processor from MediaTek but it's upgraded from MT6752 to MT6753 which is now a 64-bit one to support the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. On top of the Android Lollipop is Meizu's Flyme Skin.
There's 2GB of RAM and either a 16GB or 32GB storage option. Good thing is it can now support microSD card for memory expansion which is said to support up to 128GB, the M1 Note doesn't support external storage device. Bad news is, although the M2 Note sports dual-SIM functionality, the second SIM slot is where users can put the microSD card in. That means it can be either two SIM cards activated at a time or one SIM card and a microSD card.
Meizu M2 Note specs:
- 5.5" Full HD IGZO Display
- 1920 x 1080 resolution, 403ppi
- 1.3GHz octa-core MT6753 processor
- Mali-T720 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with 5-element f/2.2 aperture
- 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with Flyme OS
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm
- 149 g
- 3,100mAh battery
- 799 Yuan or Php5,700 = 16 GB
- 999 Yuan or Php7,200 = 32 GB
The Meizu M2 Note is now ready for pre-order in China while in-store availability will be on June 12. However, there is no word yet for the international release. But I am pretty sure this will definitely hit the Philippine market too at least before the year ends.