Meizu has launched a new budget smartphone with better specs than you’d probably expect from a device that costs $110.
The Meizu M1 features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor and a 5 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display.
If there’s a catch, it’s that the Meizu M1 is only available in China at the moment.
While Meizu plans to expand beyond its home country, right now the company’s primarily a big deal in China. That’s not exactly small potatoes: more than a billion people live in China. But it’ll be a little easier for folks in the US and Europe to get excited by phones like the Meizu M1 when they actually have a chance to buy one.
The M1 features a 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6732 processor, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2610mAh battery.
At launch, the phone will ship with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The phone also includes a microSD card reader that can handle up to 128GB of removable storage.
Rival company Xiaomi recently launched its own entry-level phone with mid-range specs. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core chip based on ARM Cortex-A53 design and a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display.
When Xiaomi first launched the phone earlier this month it also had 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and sold for $112, but this week the company announced a new model with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage.
The new Redmi 2 will probably cost a little more money than the original… and a little more than the Meizu M1. But both phones seem remarkably inexpensive by US standards.