Chinese device maker Meizu has a habit of releasing high-quality smartphones for low prices. The latest example is the company’s new Meizu M1 Note. It’s a smartphone with a 5.5 inch full HD display, an octa-core processor, and a starting price of CN¥999.
That’s about $160.
The phone also happens to nearly identical to Apple’s iPhone 5c. It’s just bigger.
Meizu’s phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6752 ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core processor with Mali-T760 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It’s available with 16GB to 32GB of storage. Unlike some of the company’s other phones, this model has no microSD card slot.
It features a 3140mAh battery, and features a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera.
The Meizu M1 Note supports 802.11n dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE, WCDMA, and GSM networks.
It runs Google Android 4.4, but like Meizu’s other phones, the M1 Note has the Flyme skin which includes a custom user interface and suite of apps.
The M1 Note is the first member of Meizu’s new budget brand, called Meilan (which means Blue Charm). It should be available for purchase in China by the end of December. International models with support for LTE networks outside of China are expected to launch in early 2015.