In early 2016, Xiaomi and Lenovo launched their latest affordable devices Redmi 3 and Lemon 3 smartphones sporting all metal body and mid-range specifications. Qihoo 360 f4 that was unveiled last month also came with some good specifications considering their price tags, but instead of metal build the device came with polycarbonate back panel with metal frame.
Today, Meizu launched their latest smartphone Meizu M3 Note (a.k.a Blue Charm Note 3) in China. It will be the successor for the M2 Note that was launched last year in China and India. One of the major change compared to its predecessor is that the M3 Note sports an all metal body, while the M2 Note came with a polycarbonate body. The M3 Note in two variants with 2GB RAM +16 Storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with a 2.5D glass on top of it. Under the hood, the M3 Note is powered by the Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. This is the same processor that was used in the Gionee’s latest flagship device S8. It also has a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. It sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture can capture some good images. For selfie lovers, it includes a 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and fotonation 2.0.
It is backed by a 4,100mAh battery that is rated to last upto 16 days on standby. The mTouch 2.1 fingerprint sensor placed in the front can unlock in just 0.2 seconds. It supports dual SIM dual standby with the help of hybrid SIM card slot where you can place the MicroSD card instead the of second SIM. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with customized Flyme 5.1 OS laid on top.
Connectivity on this device includes 4G LTE along with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 153.8 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm and weighs 163 grams. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at 799 Yuan (approx $123 / Rs. 8,250) while the 3GB variant costs 999 Yuan (approx $155 / Rs. 10,300). They will be available in Gray, Silver, and Gold color options and can be purchased starting from April 11th in China.