We already reported about Meizu preparing to enter the Indian smartphone market more than a month ago. Well, today it has happened – Meizu has now officially arrived in India with its M1 Note phablet, which looks like a larger version of iPhone 5C. And most surprisingly, breaking the current flash sales trend company has decided to sell its device via an ‘online exclusive’ model at Amazon India. It means when this phone becomes available on May 20 at 2:00 PM, you won’t have to spend another facepalm moment with that stupid “Sold Out!” page. As of now, however, company has not revealed the price of this device. It’ll be revealed at the time of availability.
Specs-wise Meizu M1 Note is nothing short of a high-end device. It has got a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor accompanied by 2 Gigs of RAM and Mali T760 MP2 GPU to provide super-smooth performance. Other features are also amazing, which include 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and a 5.5-inch full-HD display with an awesome pixel density of 403 ppi. It’ll be available in storage options of 16GB and 32GB. And yeah – it’s 4G compatible too!
Company has also proudly touted on its website about the magnesium-alloy chassis of this device, which provides sturdy and reliable build quality. The phone also packs a punch in power department with a 3,140 mAh battery. Common sensors like gyroscope, gravity sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and digital compass are also available.
Now let’s talk a bit about the chores of this awesome device. Yeah, chores – even awesome devices can have them. Despite these awesome specs the saddest part of story is the OS of this device – Meizu M1 Note is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat with its custom ROM aka Flyme UI. Fortunately, this KitKat thing may get fixed soon as Meizu is already working on it – it has been heard via a leaked update schedule that M1 Note is going to receive its Lollipop update by the end of June. Until then it shouldn’t be too hard to live your life with KitKat. It’s not that bad, isn’t it?
Another chore lies in the color options being offered by the company. M1 Note will be available in Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink and White color choices. Sorry Black lovers, no luck for you here, unfortunately!
If these two pain points are not much painful to you then this is a great smartphone from every other angle, which will also be much easier to get than the devices of many other companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Asus. But just like most other devices its success in Indian market will ultimately depend on the price. If it turns out to be reasonable, you should definitely consider it as a good option when buying your smartphone.