Chinese smartphone vendor Meizu set to debut in India

As if it wasn’t enough already, one more smartphone vendor is set to enter the Indian smartphone battleground. Meizu, another Chinese smartphone vendor, has announced that it’s set to enter the Indian market with launch of its Meizu M1 Note phablet. Now don’t say that you didn’t hear the name of this company till now, because you might not have heard the name of Xiaomi until an year ago and you may also not know about the sales figures of this Meizu brand in its home market. Last week company announced on its Weibo page (Weibo is the Twitter equivalent of China, basically) that it had sold around 2 million smartphones in the month of March.

Now if we look at the product with which Meizu will be entering India then it must be said that the phone has got some great features that can set existing players back if combined with the right pricing strategy. It has got a display of 5.5-inches, 64-bit Octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2GB of RAM, Mali T760 MP2 GPU, 13MP primary camera (with LED flash), 5MP secondary camera and 4G LTE compatibility. The internal storage options will be 16GB and 32 GB. And there will also be a dual-mic setup to reduce noise during calls.

So far, so good. However, there’s one little problem. Actually a major problem, if you’re a fan of Lollipop (and I know you’re) – the phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS. And till now there’s no word about an update as well. Leave update aside, there’s not a word on launch date even – how can we expect an update! Sounds weird, I know, but it’s just that.

Another disappointment lies in the department of battery. It’s powerful enough to keep the phone turned on for long hours (3140 mAh), but it’s non-removable nature isn’t good.

First time company started teasing its India launch was in the second week of March. Since then company has held several giveaway contests to build its brand presence in India ahead of the upcoming launch. The most recent event in its quest of building the brand was a bloggers meet organized in Bangalore at which it showed the very first versions of smartphone in India. After it nothing more has been heard about the launch. But we’re keeping an eye on the development and will keep you updated if anything else is heard about the launch.

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