Meizu M3 Note with Helio P10 Processor and 4100mAh Battery Launched in China
After making multiple appearances in leaked reports, Meizu has finally unveiled the M3 Note in China. Aimed at emerging markets, the new entrant packs all the necessary specifications for a budget price and will be competing directly with some of the recent fantastic launches we’ve seen including Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3.
Specifications wise, the new Note 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD display (~403ppi) and comes with a stunning metal unibody body design, something which is getting pretty mainstream among OEMs now. It runs on MediaTek’s Helio P10 Octa-Core processor along with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T860 GPU which company claims will offer 125% bump in performance over the previous generation. There’s also a fingerprint scanner housed under the home button up front.
There’s a standard Hybrid Dual SIM slot and it supports SD cards up to 128GB. On the software front, Meizu, as expected, has included their own skin – FlyMe OS that runs on top of Android 5.1. However, there weren’t any announcements regarding future updates. With Android N launch getting closer, OEMs should really start launching phones with Android Marshmallow that was launched in fact, a year ago.
One major selling point could be the gigantic 4100 mAh non-removable battery, slightly larger than Xiaomi’s 4050 mAh residing on the Redmi Note 3. There’s a 13 Megapixel camera sensor on the back that can focus in around 0.2 seconds and a 5MP front shooter. It will be available in three color options including grey, gold and silver and is priced intelligently at 799 Yuan (~Rs 8200) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant. The mightier 3GB RAM model that also comes with 32GB storage will cost 999 Yuan (~Rs 10200). We await information on the Indian launch which should be happening pretty soon as well.
Along with the M3 Note, Meizu also announced a basic fitness band that weighs only 11 grams and lasts for full 40 days on a single charge. It is competitively priced at 79 Yuan that roughly sums up to 812 Rupees.