If you’re in the market for a cheap and good smart phone, a new entry-level Meizu smart phone has arrived in Malaysia. Following the introduction of its M2 Note, official distributor BlueKor is now bringing the 5″ Meizu M2 to our shores with the retail price tag of RM599.
As an exclusive promo with Lazada Malaysia, you can place your pre-orders now for RM549 and they are bundling extra freebies consisting of a tempered glass and a back case. All orders are expected to ship out on next Wednesday, 11th November.
Like the previous Meizu M1, this is their most affordable offering that competes directly with Xiaomi’s Redmi series. it features a 5″ HD 720p IPS display that’s protected by Dragontrail-X glass and under the hood it runs on a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 Quad-Core processor with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. On-board it has 16GB eMMC 5.0 storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via a hybrid Dual-SIM slot.
The M2 also gets a 13MP f/2.2 + 5MP f/2.0 camera combo, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE support and a 2,500mAh capacity battery. The design is pretty much the same as the previous M1 with its colourful poly-carbonate back, while the front now gets a physical home button instead of a capacitive unit. While it runs on Android 5.1, the FlymeOS user interface is very different from your typical Android device. So depending on your taste, you’ll either hate it or love it.
At RM549, it is higher than expected especially when it is sold for only 599 CNY (about RM411) in China. As comparison, the Redmi 2 Enhanced version with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage is currently going for RM529 after the recent price hike. Alternatively an extra RM100 can get you a Redmi Note 2 that comes with a larger 5.5″ Full HD display.
If you’re interested, head over to the Meizu M2 pre-order page on Lazada Malaysia.