Meizu has announced the company's new M2 Note mid-range offering a couple of days ago in Beijing. This is a direct successor to the M1 Note smartphone which was launched at the end of last year, and it's a worthy successor at that. The M2 Note manages to keep rather similar specs to the M1 Note (with some improvements, of course), adds a physical home button and is priced even lower than the original was. The 16GB variant is priced at 799 Yuan ($129) in China, while the 32GB model costs only 999 Yuan ($161). We've already covered the announcement of this device at length, as well as its dismantling, so check those out if you're interested.
That being said, the M2 Note was just certified in China, and we also have some benchmark results to share with you. The M2 Note hit TENAA (China's equivalent to the FCC) recently, and only confirmed that it's ready for sales. The phone has also surfaced on AnTuTu benchmarks, and scored 31638, which is not a particularly great result, but it's not bad either. We all know that benchmarks aren't exactly the best way to determine how well a smartphone performs.
The certified Meizu M2 Note sports the same specs we've seen at the unveiling, the 5.5-inch 1080p IGZO display is located up front, and the handset will ship with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. MediaTek's MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor fuels Meizu's latest offering along with a Mali-T720 MP3 GPU which is in charge of graphics. The 13-megapixel camera is located on the back of this handset, and below it you'll find a dual-LED, dual tone flash. The 5-megapixel snapper can be found up front, and Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Meizu's Flyme UI on top of it.
The Meizu M2 Note actually supports FDD-LTE, TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA, so it seems like it's compatible with more or less every Chinese carrier (and beyond). The device will be available in Blue, White, Gray and Rose color options, and it remains to be seen which variants will be available where. The company still hasn't said anything regarding the availability of this device outside of China, we'll report back as soon as they do.