Meizu M1 Note international
Meizu M1 Note international. MeizuMart

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.