Meizu does it again – another batch of 100,000 M1 units gone in mere seconds

Meizu does it again – another batch of 100,000 M1 units gone in mere seconds
One could argue whether flash sales are the newest crutch that uprising Chinese manufacturers are relying all too heavily upon, when trying to make a name for themselves in a short amount of time, or if some handsets are just so desirable that the builders can't keep up with demand. We'd like to stay in the gray zone and say that it may be a little bit of both.

So, after Xiaomi became wildly famous with its Mi 3 handset and its super-fast flash sales in India, OnePlus infuriated many, who wished to buy their One outright, with a questionable invites-only system, now it's time for Meizu to shine. The company has only recently announced its Meizu M1 (a.k.a. Blue Charm) – the entry-level handset, which carries a $112 price tag and midranger hardware – and the device is already making waves on the market. It was made available for purchase last week, and the system quickly went back to “Out of stock”, as the 100,000 available units were ordered within 60 seconds. It was the same this week, Meizu boasts, as 100,000 M1 phones were ordered within a minute of sales being open yesterday.

The M1 has a 5" screen with a 768x1280 resolution. It's powered by a 64-bit quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 CPU, coupled with a Mali T-760 GPU, and 1GB of RAM. The handset only has 8 GB of internal storage, but it's expandable via the microSD card slot up to 128 GB. It features an impressive-for-the-pricepoint camera combo as well – 13 MP rear and 5 MP front snappers. We also recently heard that Meizu may be prepering a 2 GB RAM version of the very same handset, in response to Xiaomi's 2 GB upgrade of the Redmi 2, which is also on its way. How these changes would impact the prices of the devices – we can't say yet.


source: Meizu (Translated) via Android Headlines

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8 Comments

1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Now all they need to do is expand on other countries like India where xiaomi has been reaping profits through their flash sales

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This phone is better than Redmi 1s as: 1. Selling 100000 phones in every flash sales better than 20000 / 50000 in India. 2. Better looking Flyme OS - Flatter UI. (Best IMO) 3. Better specs. 4. Phone's design is better.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Miui6 looks better...and has huge collection of themes available for it..new redmi 2 looks better...

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I know MIUI6 has huge collection of themes and its feature rich but I don't like the iOSish look and that's why I'm using Nova launcher on my Redmi 1s. And this phone looks better to me. I hope Meizu comes to India soon with this M1's upgraded version having double RAM and double internal memory.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Good job looks like Alibaba made a worthwhile investment.

6. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

The truth of the matter is, during flash sales, a huge chunk of buyers are re-sellers. Those phones later on pop up on ebay & amazon at twice the normal retail price. When you check on available units under each seller, they posses chunks of units available for sale.

7. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Of all the Chinese brands I'm more likely to go with OPO because even through the hardware costs much more than the average Chinese brand, the developer support is something which I value more than what is available as stock. Liquidsmooth rom and boeffla Kernel is a good enough reason for me to consider OPO

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