Meizu plans a Blue Charm Note octa-core phablet to compete with Xiaomi

It looks like China's Meizu is planningto unleash a direct competitor to Xiaomi's low-priced, mid-rangephablet - the Redmi Note. Reportedly, it will be named Blue CharmNote. It's outfitted with the same octa-core MT6592 chipset, whilethe amount of RAM memory isn't specified.



The Blue Charm is no copycat, though.To differentiate from its competitors, Meizu scaled back to an 8MPrear camera, but upped the 5.5-inch display's resolution to 1080p.While the Xiaomi Redmi Note features a 13MP sensor, Meizu believesits own cam will take better photos because of the optimizations itmade. Indeed, its last year MX3 phone did a really good job with its8MP sensor, so let's say our expectations are moderately high. Whilewe haven't had the opportunity to give it a test-drive, ourcolleagues from the East reported fast auto-focus and good picturequality in high and low-light conditions, which shows that Meizu gavecamera performance some extra attention.



The phablet's pricing and marketavailability are yet to be revealed, the Meizu Blue Charm should costabout $160 (1000 CNY) in China. We like how Chinese manufacturers dotheir business - their smartphones keep getting faster, but theprices stay the same (or get even lower). Sadly, Meizu will probablytake its time before it brings the device to Southern shores, but theBlue Charm is another phone to consider if you like imported gadgets.



via GizChina

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5 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Man, that phone looks very simplistic and it's blue like a charm. But if Meizu wants to compete with Xiaomi with this, they should go worldwide, not only China. They should also release their flagship (MX3) globally as well with a cheap price, it will sell like hot cakes for sure.

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I smell a law suit here.. hmm

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

this surely stands out, white with blue outlined looks distinctive

4. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Looks like note 3 with a nice wallpaper :)

5. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Galaxy S4 + iOS 7 = Blue Charm

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