Meizu M1 (Blue Charm) Note is official, a 5.5-inch octa-core beast at $160!
Meizu Blue Charm brand is official. We have literally waited for weeks for this launch! It started with two leaked Meizu devices early December and later on, after some investigation we realized that the Blue Charm brand is much bigger than we realized. Today, the company has finally unveiled the brand and its time to look at the pick of the announcements, the Meizu Blue Charm Note.
The phone features a unibody design with practically no connection gap. Its 8.9 mm thin and weighs just about 148 grams. The body is made of the same material as the iPhone 5C. Meizu claims that the overall structure of the phone with its gentle curve at the back helps it better fit in the user’s palms.
Most of the specifications of the device is the same as we predicted. So, the Meizu M1 Blue Charm Note comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p resolution display. Inside, there is a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6752 processor with 2GB RAM and 16/ 32GB internal storage options (no MicroSD expansion slot) . At the back, there is a 13MP camera capable of recording 1080p videos as well as slo-mo videos at 120fps. Up front there is a 5MP shooter. Connectivity options include dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS + Glonass navigation and 4G LTE support. Inside, there is a 3,140 mAh battery which should be enough to power the device for an entire day.
Unlike a rumor which said that the phone may ditch Flyme UI in favor of a new Jolla Sailfish like launcher, the company today confirmed that the Blue Charm Note will come with Meizu’s traditional Fyme 4.1 UI running on top of Android 4.4 KitKat.
The 16GB model is priced at 999 Yuan which comes to around $160, while the 32GB model is priced at 1299 Yuan which comes to around $208. Like we expected, the Meizu Blue Charm Note turned out to be good. While the pricing is slightly on the higher side as compared to competitors like Xiaomi Redmi Note, the overall specifications is much better then the Xiaomi device, which definitely gives this phone an edge over others. The 16GB model is especially a steal!
The 64-bit processor with 2GB RAM, LTE support and the large 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution makes this phone a beast in its price range. Moreover, Meizu has built up a reputation of being a quality focused manufacturer and is considered among the likes of Xiaomi. So, the Meizu Blue Charm Note will definitely pose a threat to other mid-range phones currently available in the market.
The device will be available in 5 bright colors — green, blue, white, yellow and pink. Meizu’s online store as well as JD.com will start accepting pre-orders from 5 PM today and will start selling the device from December 30.
Here’s the official intro video of the Meizu Blue Charm Note!
Meanwhile, we have added a number of pictures of the new Blue Charm Note below. Enjoy!