Meizu has held a press event in China a couple of days ago in order to announce their M2 Note, a new mid-range smartphones. This device is a direct successor to the M1 Note which launched at the end of last year. The M2 Note is even more affordable than M1 Note was once it launched, and this time around it has a physical home button below the display instead of the capacitive circular button as was the case on M1 Note. Anyhow, these two handsets got compared in China, side by side.
If you take a look at the gallery down below, you'll get to see a number of images showing these two devices stacked one next to the other. These two handsets are very similar in terms of general build, they sport the same form factor, and their back sides are basically identical. Things get somewhat more interesting when looking at them from the front, even though the only difference here is the aforementioned physical home button. The power / lock switch was located on the top of M1 Note, which isn't exactly the best place to put it these days considering how big smartphones are. This time around, Meizu has decided to put that button on the left side of the M2 Note. This seems somewhat weird, sure, but the initial thoughts are mostly positive.
The Meizu M2 Note features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IGZO display along with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (depending on which variant you purchase). MediaTek's MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor fuels this handset along with a Mali-T720 MP3 GPU. On the back of this smartphone, you'll find a 13-megapixel camera, and the dual-LED, dual tone flash lies below it. The 5-megapixel snapper is available up front, and a 3,100mAh battery is also a part of this package. This is a dual-SIM handset which offers 4G LTE connectivity (FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA), and ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Flyme UI 4.5 installed on top of Google's operating system.
The M2 Note comes in a range of color options (Blue, White, Gray and Rose), and the 16 and 32GB variants cost 799 ($129) and 999 Yuan ($161) in China, respectively.