Meizu has been accused many times of blatantly copying Apple’s designs, but this hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to do so. One of the biggest reasons for this is the fact that consumers continue to buy their products and another one is their ability to deliver products with great specs at affordable prices.
Such seems to be the case with their newest product, the Meizu M1 Note smartphone, a product that is an almost exact copy of the iPhone 5c. And as the production of the lower-cost iPhone will cease during the middle of 2015, Meizu believes its product will be the successor (not the rightful one) that will live on for consumers interested in colorful, plasticky phones. Here are the main tech specs of the device:
- 5.5″ IGZO display with a 1080p resolution, pixel density of 403 PPI, Gorilla Glass 3
- 64-bit MT6752 chipset with an octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, a Mali-T760 GPU and 2GB of RAM
- 16GB / 32GB internal memory
- 8.9mm thin, weighs 145 grams
- 3,140mAh battery
- 13MP camera on the back with a 5MP camera on the front
- Flyme 4.1 OS based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat
The device is dual-SIM and also come with a FDD-LTE radio chip. A drawback is the absence of a microSD slot, which would’ve helped those opting for the 16GB version.
The Meizu M1 Note has a unibody polycarbonate chassis and is available in green, pink, blue, yellow and white colors. Meizu is pricing the 16GB version of the phone at just $160 (CNY 999), which is quite impressive. However, most likely, this is going to be the price for domestic customers, as at this moment it’s not sure what are the company’s plans for external markets.