Meizu M1 blue

Meizu has been putting out some rather good hardware recently and has just launched another competitively priced smartphone – the Meizu M1. The M1 is a large mid-range handset, which seems to be targeted as a direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note line. Let’s delve right on into the specs.

For starters, the 5-inch display comes with a 1280 x 768 resolution, a smidgen above 720p, resulting in a pixel density of 300 PPI. The smartphone is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core MT6732 SoC, which is apparently capable of scoring over 30,000 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, for what that’s worth. The SoC features four power efficient Cortex-A53 cores and a high-end Mali-T760 GPU. The handset’s internal hardware also features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 2,610 mAh battery, and an SD card slot with support for a whopping 128GB of extra storage.

So far, the M1 looks like a solid mid-range package, but the company has gone all out on the camera hardware too. The 5 megapixel front facing camera comes with a F2.0 aperture and seems to be similar to the sensor found in the Meizu’s own M1 Note and MX4 Pro. The Meizu M1 also features a 13 megapixel camera on its back, making it a compelling handset for selfie lovers and snap happy consumers alike. To top off the spec sheet, the Meizu M1 also includes GPS, 4G LTE, Glonass, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

Meizu M1 announcement

But that’s not all. The handset is set to retail for just 699 Yuan, which is around $110 with a direct currency conversion. That’s even cheaper than the price of the original Xiaomi Redmi Note, the new Redmi Note 2 and the newly announced ZTE Blade S6! The Meizu M1 will be available for pre-order on the 5th of February, in your choice of peppermint green, yellow, pink, blue, green or white color options.

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