The recently announced Meizu m1 Note is creating a stir with its impressive offering at an incredible low price. In China, it is offered at about RM562 for its 16GB and RM674 for the larger 32GB model. This model is gunning for the affordable phablet segment that’s being undercut by the Redmi Note.
If you think Meizu has gotten a lot of inspiration from Apple, wait until you see the actual hands-on of the m1 Note. Not surprisingly it resembles closely with Apple’s “affordable” iPhone 5C with its colourful plastic backing.
The bottom features a familiar grill design, connector screws and a microphone inlet, minus the down facing headphone jack. Meanwhile the volume rockers on the left are similar with a 2 piece design, without the ringer/silent switch. The shape of the m1 Note is different with a more curved edge like its MX4 and MX4 Pro models.
A while back, Apple designer Jonathan Ive had expressed frustration over companies ripping off its design. Now looks like there’s another reason for Jony to get riled up.
The m1 Note would be coming soon to Malaysia and it could be here as early as February 2015. To recap on the specs, it features a 5.5″ Full HD screen and it runs on a 64-bit MediaTek 1.7GHz Octa-Core MT6752 processor with 2GB RAM. There’s a choice of 16GB and 32GB storage that’s unfortunately isn’t expandable. For imaging, it gets a 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP unit. Powering the device is a 3,140mAh capacity battery and it supports 4G LTE with dual-SIM. You can read up more on the device in our earlier m1 Note announcement post.