Meizu launched a new smartphone, M3 Note, in India on Wednesday, joining the fast-growing list of budget premium phones in the country. The new handset brings a new level of competition to the market, which is packed with intense competitors who are willing to go to extreme levels to win new buyers.
Meizu announced that the M3 Note will be available exclusively on Amazon India for Rs. 9,999. The first flash sale for the handset begins on May 31 and registrations for the sale are open at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Unlike in China, where Meizu had launched two variants of the M3 Note with 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB configuration, the company launched the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant in India. For the price, it is quite a deal consumers can get despite the competition.
In terms of specifications, the M3 Note is a worthy contender against rivals such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s, Lenovo K4 Note, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Huawei Honor 5X. It is powered by a 64-bit class MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor, Android 5.1 Lollipop based Flyme OS and a 4,100mAh battery. The M3 Note features a premium design and a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D glass screen.
Speaking of the design, the M3 Note has a metal unibody with soft curved edges along the sides and the corners. Overall, Meizu M3 Note is a charmer and positions itself among one of the best looking smartphones in its price range. It has a physical home button, which the company calls an mBack button, with fingerprint scanner integrated within. Most phones in its price range have a fingerprint scanner placed at the back of the device.
Meizu M3 Note offers an impressive camera, featuring a 13MP rear-facing sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, dual tone LED flash, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 5MP front snapper with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. The handset supports dual SIM on its hybrid slot, which can be used as a microSD card slot, with 4G LTE support on both SIMs simultaneously.
Meizu M3 Note is quite sleek, measuring 153.6x75.5x8.2mm and weighs 163grams. It comes in three shades, grey, gold and silver.
Meizu M3 Note was available only in China until now and it managed to create quite a name for itself. In its first flash sale, the Chinese tech giant sold 100,000 units in seven minutes. It remains to be seen how well the Indian buyers respond to Meizu M3 Note.