After only seven months, Meizu officially released the successor to their m1 budget smartphone and in spite of the short gap between the two devices, the new m2 brings a lot of changes and differences from the original.
First off, and probably the most noticeable, is the overall shape of the new device. Meizu has switched from the 15:9 screen ratio of the m1 to the more conventional 16:9 screen ratio for the new m2. While the original m1 had a display resolution of 1280 x 768 the new m2 features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Meizu has also done away with their signature circle-shaped capacitive home key and replaced it with an oblong-shaped physical home button; the same one found on the m2 Note.
While the m2’s rear shell comes in some of the same colors as the original m1 including white, pink, and blue, in the same glossy plastic, the company also introduced a new grey-colored variant that comes in a matte and textured shell instead of the usual glossy. The new grey variant actually makes the m2 look more premium compared to its colorful and glossy alternatives.
The m2 also comes with a slew of newer features and specifications including the previously mentioned 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2500mAh battery. It’s also equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards.
As previously mentioned, the m2 comes in white, pink, blue, and grey, and is priced at only 699 Yuan or around USD112.