This is the Zeaplus M4. No, it’s not the Xiaomi Mi 4, and there is no typographical error. The M4 is an almost complete clone of the Mi 4, right down to the physical appearance and button placements. Xiaomi has been called out as an Apple copycat in the past, but this time around Xiaomi is the one being copied.
Zeaplus, a new player in the industry, dubbed the M4 “the best alternative flagship.” Priced at US$99 (about RM330),the M4 still has a metal frame, much like the Xiaomi Mi 4.
The M4’s 5-inch 1280 x 720 JDI display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Dig deeper, and you’ll find that the specifications of the M4 are pretty entry-level. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 1GB of RAM. Storage wise, there’s only 8GB of internal storage that can be (thankfully) expanded with a microSD card.
Other specifications include a 2500mAh battery, dual micro SIM slot, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, Android 4.4 out of the box, and a multicoloured LED notification light.
Pre-order for the Zeaplus M4 is currently open, and a quick attempt to place a pre-order shows that Zeaplus does indeed ship to Malaysia. Considering that it’s a pretty cheap smartphone, don’t expect much too much from it.