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Meizu looks set to bring its M1 Note to India
Xiaomi may be the poster child of China’s growing smartphone industry, but Meizu has also released some exceptional hardware at competitive price points. The company also looks to have its sights set on India as its next market of interest.
Meizu’s Indian Facebook and Twitter accounts have both posted messages stating that the brand is heading to the country, while simultaneously hinting that the M1 Note will be the company’s first handset to retail in the region.
Greetings to all the #Meizu fans in India. We are coming! Follow us and like us on Facebook: http://t.co/aKfP8T2S7X pic.twitter.com/v2ZlZB20V9— MEIZU India (@Meizu_India) March 18, 2015
The Meizu M1 Note was announced back in December and is still listed as “coming soon” on Meizu’s international market. The 5.5-inch smartphone comes equipped with a 1080p IGZO display, an octa-core Mediatek MT6752 SoC (8x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 and a Mali T760 MP2 GPU), 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 3,140mAh battery and dual-SIM slots.
The handset is priced at CN¥999 (about $160) for the 16GB model and the 32GB version costs CN¥1,199 (about $190) in China. We are still waiting on an exact retail price for the Indian market.
Xiaomi, OnePlus and Vivo will be going head to head in the country this year and all could be selling products through the popular FlipKart e-commerce site. India has caught the attention of many price competitive smartphone brands lately, due to the growing demand for low-cost hardware with internet capabilities. The staple western-known companies also don’t have a strong foothold in India, leaving opportunities for nimble, smaller brands to establish themselves in a potentially huge and lucrative market.