Meizu today launched its new budget phone in China: the Meizu m3 Note. It is the first budget handset from the company to sport a metal body that is made from Series 6000 aluminium. The m3 Note shares the same design language as other Meizu phones like the MX5 and Pro 5.
The handset sports a 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS display, with a physical home button that features an integrated mTouch 2.1 fingerprint scanner located right below it. The other two navigation keys — menu and back — are capacitive in nature. The display is protected by a slightly curved 2.5D glass that makes it easier to swipe around on the screen.
Inside the metal body is a MediaTek’ Helio P10 octa-core chipset, 2/3GB RAM, and 16/32GB of eMMC 5.1 based storage. Other specs of the M3 Note include a hybrid SIM card slot (dual-SIM or one SIM and one microSD card), support for all Chinese LTE networks, Bleutooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and a beefy 4,100mAh battery.
The rear of the phone houses a 13MP PDAF camera with an f/2.2 aperture, while the front houses a 5MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. The handset runs on the company’s Flyme OS, which sadly is still based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Meizu m3 Note goes on sale in China from April 11, and it will be available in three colors: Gold, Silver and White. The 2GB RAM variant of the handset will retail for RMB 799, while the 3GB RAM variant has been priced at RMB 999.