Meizu M2 launch invite contains a semi-functional Nokia 1110

Meizu M2 launch invite contains a semi-functional Nokia 1110
Yesterday, Meizu's social network activity led us to believe that the company might become one of Nokia's future hardware partners. As it turns out, however, it was all smoke without fire. As it was revealed today, all of those clues that Meizu posted online yesterday have nothing to do with Meizu and Nokia partnering up for a smartphone. Instead, it looks like Meizu is attempting to use the popularity of the Nokia 1110 to promote its upcoming Meizu M2.

Earlier today, Meizu started sending out invitations to a special event on July 29 where the Meizu M2 will be unveiled. The interesting part comes as the invite contains a semi-functional Nokia 1110 feature phone, probably one of the most popular phones of all time. This is thought to be Meizu's unique way of saying that its upcoming M2 smartphone will come with the price/performance required to become an instant classic. According to rumors, the Meizu M2 will be priced at about 599 Yuan, or just under $100 at the current conversion rates.

The Nokia 1110 that Meizu included in the invite package is not fully functional. Although the phone can be turned on, it cannot be used to place or receive calls or messages. The only thing that the display shows is that date of the Meizu M2 official unveiling, which is July 29.

Although the Meizu M2 is obviously not official yet, we already know all there is to know about the handset thanks to a recent discovery in the TENAA database. According to the Chinese phone regulatory organization, the Meizu M2 will come with specs such as a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, a 64-bit MediaTek 6735 SoC with an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T720GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP "selfie" sensor on the front, a 2700mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and dual-SIM capabilities.

If the rumored price of 599 Yuan turns out to be accurate, then it's safe to safe to say that the Meizu M2 will be a tough competitor in the entry-level segment of the Chinese smartphone market. However, there's a long way to go before the Meizu M2 becomes a classic like the Nokia 1110, but we have to salute the manufacturer's bold marketing move with its event invites.

What do you guys think? Does the Meizu M2 stand any chance at all to become as popular as the Nokia 1110?


source: Meizu via GizmoChina

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16 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I want a 1100 tho. Loved Snake.

5. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Me too! It was a fun, easy, and totally addictive game...

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Played that Game until my mom lost her phone lol.

13. waddup121 unregistered

Awesome

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I want that phone...I mean the Nokia 1110. :P

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Thank you Nokia for choosing Meizu and not the Xiaomi....

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I don't think you get the point here. #ReadTheArticle

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Read it for me....

15. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i think PA forgot to mention of the possibility of announcing a partner ship

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They have not used Gorilla Glass in the m2 note, that's not good. :(

7. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

It's a 100$ phone .

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Then Xiaomi should also not use GG in their phones. My Redmi 1s has Dragontrail Glass protection. Redmi 2 has GG2.

11. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

The best Black & White phone for me. 1. Nokia 1280 2. Nokia 1110 3. Nokia 8210

12. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

M2 over MotoG 2015?

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1067; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

IMO this year MotoG 2015 wont be as successful as it was for past 2 years. A lot of companies are bringing a way better package in similar or less prices. The only thing I see in favour of motoG is the brand name. Apart from Motorola name, everything else is just lacking in terms of hardware and features in comparison to everything else in the same price segment.

16. raky_b

Posts: 355; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

well, it kost 1/2 price of Xiaomi Mi4i,and only disadvantage is "only" HD screen. everything else is MUCH better, so i would proclaim this one "Best for Buck".

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