The wait is finally over and debates are have been concluded as Meizu in an unveiling event held in China formally and officially introduce the new Meizu Blue Charm Note 2 or internationally known as the M2 Note. The handset is last year’s M1 Note successor and packs a large 5.5-inch display and an octa-core processor with LTE support. As its teaser images have stated the M2 Note brings a rather physically key to the home button as opposed to the capacitive button used by its predecessor with some added features.
Contrary to earlier expectations and speculations, the handset’s home button doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor but instead give users a physical feedback experience that only a physical key could offer. When the home button is pressed, the system will bring users back to the home screen. Well, it seems that would be the obvious case for the home button itself but in addition to that, Meizu also added a tap-touch feature to the home button where users can instead tapped on the home button to bring a step back or works as a back button.
The 5.5-inch display on the M2 Note is an IGZO diplay provided by Sharp and comes with a full-HD resolution. Inside is the latest MediaTek MT6753 chip – a 64-bit SoC with 8-core Cortex A53 running at 1.3 GHz, this is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and will be available in two storage variants with either 16 GB or 32 GB. As a mid-range device, the handset comes with a seemingly ample amount of storage space within them but users can still expand more storage space that fits their needs with a microSD card.
Other features also includes a 13 Megapixel main camera with 5-Element lens with f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash to assist in low-light conditions. On the front there’s a 5 Megapixel front-facing camera which with its high-resolution sensor brings more life on every selfie shot and provides a high quality, high-resolution videos during video calls.
The Meizu M2 Note supports LTE connectivity in addition to the standard 3G support and comes with a number of other connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB 2.0 support. The handset will be running the latest Flyme 4.5 OS that is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. One notable feature that the new handset has is its large 3100 mAh battery which would provide a whole day of experience plus more before one requires to be plugged-in an outlet.
Do note however that while the M2 Note supports dual-SIM and a microSD card, they will be sitting in a single tray in which case, when one needs to expand their memory would really have to sacrifice on SIM slot to make way for the microSD card to fit-in.
Currently the Meizu Blue Charm Note 2 (M2 Note) is only available for pre-orders in China with an official launch on physical stores on the 12th of June. The 16 GB variant will be available for 799 Yuan ($130) or 5,800 Pesos while the 32 GB variant sells at 999 Yuan, roughly $160 or 7,200 Pesos. However, despite its popularity outside of China, Meizu makes the M2 Note an exclusive device for the Chinese market. We still haven’t heard if they will ever open their doors to other Asian markets such as the Philippines but if for some reasons that they will, We’re sure that they will have plenty of interested customers who will be buying the handset.
Meizu Blue Charm Note 2 (M2 Note) Technical Specifications
5.5-inch IGZO Sharp Display | Full-HD 1080p resolution | 401 ppi
MediaTek MT6753| Octa-core at 1.3 GHz | 64-bit
Mali T720 MP3 Graphics processor
2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
16 / 32 GB Internal Storage
13 Megapixel main camera | f/2.2 aperture | 5-Element lens | Single LED flash
8 Megapixel front camera | f/2.0 aperture
4G – FD/TDD LTE | 3G/HSPA+ | 2G/GSM/GPRS
DualSIM | Dual Standby
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 | BLE
GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS
USB 2.0 | microUSB
3100 mAh Battery
Flyme 4.5 OS based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm
Available in: White, Blue, Pink and Gray
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