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:

The Ubuntu-driven Meizu M1 Note is said to run the Ubuntu Touch that is expected to be implemented on top of the Meizu Flyme operating platform.

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.