The successor to Meizu’s much-favored bang-for-the-buck M1 Note, the M2 Note, is now official in China. Despite sporting almost the same hardware as its predecessor, the M2 Note redefines the home button by attaching a physical one rather than the capacitive one found on the M1 Note. The new physical home button key, as it is said, implements the same technology in Apple’s Force Touch trackpads and differentiates a click and a tap. A click is said to bring the user back to the home screen, while a tap makes a step back, eliminating the use of additional buttons.
Meizu M2 Note specs
- 5.5-inch Full HD Sharp IGZO IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920, 400ppi
- 1.3GHz 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6753
- 2GB LPDD3 800MHz RAM
- 16GB, 32GB internal storage
- expandable via microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to
- 13.1-megapixel 5-element f/2.2 rear AF camera with Dual-Tone LED Flash
- 5-megapixel f/2.0 front AF camera
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
- Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS
- Android 5 Lollipop with Flyme UI
- 3100mAh battery
- 150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7mm, 149g
Meizu’s newest beefy mid-range handset sells in China for $130 or roughly Php 5,800 for the 16GB ROM version, and the M2 Note with 32GB of internal storage costs $160 or Php 7,200 when directly converted.