Chinese smartphone brand Meizu, often looked at as the next Xiaomi in terms of outdoing major brands, had recently announced the open-source Canonical Ubuntu-powered MI Note. It now looks set to take this handset outside China and make it international.
MeizuMart – the official Meizu online international store – has indicated the international launch of the M1 Note.
Besides, a GizChina report sheds light on the apparent tech-specs of Meizu's M1 Note. These specifications are expected to be in line with that of the currently existing Chinese variant of the Mi Note but with a slight difference in the processor's SoC
According to the GizChina report, prospective buyers of Meizu M1 Note (international edition) can expect a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor, along with conventional specs of the currently existing Meizu M1 Note editions.
The currently existing Meizu M1 Note features the following key hardware aspects:
- 5.5in full HD display
- Meizu Flyme 4.0 operating system
- 1.7GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6752 processor
- Dual SIM-card support
- 13 MP primary camera
- 5MP secondary camera
- 2 GB RAM
- 16/32 GB fixed internal storage
- 4G-LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- Non-removable 3,140 mAh Li-Ion battery
The price of the international variant of Meizu M1 Note is rumoured to be more than $250 (£170).
Ubuntu-powered Meizu M1 Note:
Ubuntu Touch brings across a uniform kernel and base application set, both of which yield a cross-application platform.
The cross-platform support promises a uniform user experience on both large-screen desktop devices as well as smaller display-clad mobile devices.
So, in theory, Ubuntu Touch should allow for apps to run on larger screens, after being launched from a future smartphone (likely Meizu's Ubuntu-powered handsets).
Once official, the above aspect should add a touch of greater functionality to Meizu's M1 Note, when compared to conventional Android and iOS devices.