China's Meizu All Set to Enter Indian Smartphone Market

China's Meizu All Set to Enter Indian Smartphone Market
Meizu, one of the top smartphone manufacturers in China, is all set to enter the Indian market. The company on Wednesday announced the launch of its Facebook page for India (though it was created roughly a month ago), and has started a giveaway contest.

To participate in Meizu India's giveaway contest, users have to reply to the firm's Facebook post with their 'Meizu story', alongside mentioning three friends. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer says winners will be announced on Saturday.

What product is given away to the contest winners by Meizu is expected to be a strong hint towards what product the Chinese manufacturer will launch first in India.

The company's Facebook page cover photo (both for the global page and the India page) features the Meizu m1 note smartphone, which was launched in January, and the company is also hinting it will launch this model in India. A Meizu India Facebook reads, "Meizu fans in China really love the m1 note! We are sure that you will love it too!"

The dual-SIM Meizu m1 note features a 5.5-inch (1080x1920 pixel) IGZO display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core (Cortex-A53) MediaTek MT6752 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM, and a Mali T760 MP2 GPU. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a five-element f/2.2 lens and LED flash, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options are onboard.

(Also see: Meizu m1 note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G)

The Meizu m1 note bears a non-removable 3140mAh battery, a dual-microphone setup, measures 150.7x75.2x8.9mm, and weighs 145 grams. It comes in 16GB and 32GB inbuilt storage variants.

(Also see: Meizu m1 note vs Lenovo A7000)

The company is separately being speculated to launch the Meizu m1 smartphone in India when it enters the market. The budget smartphone, priced at $110 (roughly Rs. 6,900), is expected to take on the Xiaomi Redmi 2 (launched at Rs. 6,999) in India.

(Also see: Meizu m1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2)

Notably, Xiaomi launched the 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage model of the Redmi 2 in India, and said the limited edition model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage will be launched at a later date - with no time-frame revealed.

The Meizu m1 model that was announced in January features only 1GB of RAM, since then, an upgraded version has hit China's certification authority, Tenaa, with 2GB of RAM and a full-HD display. It remains uncertain which model the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will launch in India to better compete with Xiaomi, which thus far has made a huge mark in the Indian market.

Other specifications of the Meizu m1 (with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage) include a 5-inch 768x1280 pixel display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection; Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Flyme 4 skinned atop; a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 SoC with four Cortex-A53 cores; a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash; a 5-megapixel front-facing camera; LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a non-removable 2500mAh battery.
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Display 5.50-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6752
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3140mAh
OS Flyme 4
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Display 5.00-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6732
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 8GB
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
OS Flyme 4
Resolution 768x1280 pixels

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