Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Meizu launched its new entry-level smartphone ‘Meizu M2‘ for 599 Yuan (approx $96). It will be the direct successor for Meizu M1 that was launched earlier this year. The design of this device is mostly borrowed from the bigger sized M2 Note.
For the sub $100 price range, Meizu brings some impressive specs with this device. The Meizu M2 sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display with a pixel density of 296ppi and has a Dragontrail protective glass on top it. It is powered by 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali T720 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
There is 16GB of internal storage and a battery of 2,500mAh capacity that gives 23 hours of talk time and lasts for 680 hours on standby. The device has a hybrid SIM slot with dual SIM dual standby support, where you can insert a microSD card (up to 128GB) instead of one of the two SIM’s.
Meizu M2 comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. This is the same camera setup we saw on Meizu M1. On the connectivity side, it comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0.
The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Flyme 4.5 OS out-of-the-box and will available in the colors – White, Grey, Blue and Pink. It measures 140.1 x 68.9 x 8.7 mm and weighs 131 grams.
Recently Meizu launched the M2 Note in China for $199 with a better processor, display, and battery. There is no information about the launch of this device outside of its home country.