News & Reviews: Meizu Blue Charm
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015
After numerous leaks and speculations, the Meizu M1 from the company’s Blue Charm range is finally official. At an official event yesterday, the company unveiled this ultra-affordable device which competes directly with the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi 2 budget smartphone. Like its larger brother, theMeizu M1 Note, this particular device takes its design inspiration from the Apple iPhone 5C. It also brings a lot of new color options like white, green, yellow, pink and two different shades of blue. Tech specs wise, the device comes with a 64-bit 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6732 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB. The front features a beautiful 5-inch display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. At the back, there is a 13MP camera with single LED flash and at the front, there is a 5MP shooter. This is much better than the Redmi 2's 8MP + 2MP cameras. The battery is also bigger on the new Meizu phone. It comes with a 2600 mAh battery as compared to the 2200 mAh found on Xiaomi model. Finally, Meizu has priced the new Meizu M1 at just 699 Yuan (RM406) which is the exact same price as the Xiaomi Redmi 2 but there are still no Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet. Hopefully, Meizu Malaysia brings this one in soon.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015
Meizu is all set to announce another device in its Blue Charm range called the Meizu M1 Note Mini on 28 January 2015. Over the past few days, there have been many leaks about the device on the internet and this time, the images of the Note Mini was posted directly by Meizu's Vice President Li Nan on his official weibo page. The image confirms earlier rumors which said that the phone's design will be inspired from the Apple iPhone 5C. It will also come in a number of unique shades much like the Meizu M1 Note in the Blue Charm series. In the picture, interestingly there is a camera alongside the M1 Note mini in the same green shade. The company could be hinting at a new camera lineup, but that's highly unlikely. It may just be to highlight the color shades of the upcoming Meizu device. Several rumors have leaked the tech specs of the device. The phone will most likely feature a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720p HD resolution. There should be a Mediatek MT6732 quad-core processor inside along with 1GB RAM. The M1 Note Mini will reportedly compete directly with the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi 2, so pricing should be around $112 (RM404) but no exact Malaysia release dates just yet.