As promised, Meizu Malaysia has announced that the 32GB variant of its M1 Note phablet is now available for pre-order, and will be delivered by the end of the month.
Meizu’s Malaysian distributor, Blue Kor, has revealed that the 32GB M1 Note is now open for pre-order, and will be shipped to successful customers on 30 March. This 32GB variant is the same as the 16GB version available since earlier this week, with double the storage. The M1 Note is powered by a MediaTek MT6752 Cortex-A53 1.7GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, a 3,140mAh battery, and dual-SIM support. The Meizu M1 Note will be running on the company’s Flyme OS 4, based on Android.
It should also be noted that while the M1 Note supports LTE in one of its SIM slots, it only supports LTE Band 1 (1800MHz) and not the more commonly used Band 7 (2600MHz) spectrum; Malaysia’s LTE 1800MHz band is more of a supplementary to the 2600MHz spectrum. M1 Note users may then be switching networks between LTE and HSPA+ more often than other users, which may put a drain on the battery.
More importantly, Meizu is pricing the 32GB M1 Note at RM849 – RM150 more than the 16GB M1 Note. It does appear like it’s quite a high price to pay for just 16GB of storage, but with no microSD card slot users have no choice but to pay the rather inflated price tag.
Those who wish to place a pre-order for the 32GB M1 Note can do so at Meizu Malaysia’s official website, or any of the touch points listed on its Facebook post here. Do note also that the 32GB M1 Note is only available in three colours: Yellow, Blue and White.