Finally today, the bigger brother of the Meizu M1 launched in China, as a new version. It’s the Meizu Mi Note, China Telecom’s dedicated variant packs a Snapdragon 615 chipset on-board, as opposed to the MediaTek silicon of the regular version. For the unknown, Meizu are a long time partner with Samsung, and began working with Mediatek on their phones, but this will be the first time partnering with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC.
Talking about the Snapdragon 615, which is Qualcomm’s upper mid-range 64-bit offering, boasting an octa-core processor with performance cores clocked at up to 1.7GHz (1.5GHz in m1 note’s case) and power-efficient cores working at 1Ghz. Graphics on the other hand are handled by Adreno 405 chip clocked at 550MHz charm.
Specification goes with a Full HD 5.5-inch 1080p display ewith minimal bezels, 2GB of RAM, includes 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and without a microSD card slot for expansion. Primary camera sports a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens, and houses a selfie-centric 5MP sensor on its front. Also announced that a special version of the Meizu m1 note would be launched for use on China Telecom’s CDMA networks.
Don’t mind, this version of the m1 note is not powered by the 64bit MT6752 but instead a Snapdragon 615 chip from Qualcomm. Supports TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and GSM and more to be digged right away.
The Meizu mi note 16GB variant costs 1,099 CNY ($176) with the more spacious 32GB of storage setting you back 1,299 CNY ($208). The Snapdragon 615 version carries over CNY100 price premium over the MediaTek models.