Here is the metal bodied Meizu M2 note that will launch on 21st October


meizu meilan metal

Current Meizu M2 Note owners and perhaps even owners of the Meizu MX5 are going to be shocked today as Meizu will release a new metal bodied Meilan model on the 21st October with a low price attached.

Our “Oh heck Not another new budget Meizu” story from yesterday continues with more information today, and the details aren’t looking good for anyone with a Meizu m2 note (and perhaps even MX5 owners).

To recap, a new Meizu phone was spotted in Antutu benchmarks yesterday. The mystery phone had similar specifications to current Meilan (the sub brand the M2 and M2 Note are listed under) phones, but boasting higher Antutu benchmarks, suggesting better overall performance.

meizu meilan metal launch

That story continues today after Meizu posted launch even information on their Chinese social media channels. The event will be a Meilan launch and will be held on the 21st October at 2:30 pm, but there is more.

Soon after the internet got word of the launch, Chinese press started to receive invitations for the even that included a metal body for an unreleased Meizu phone. The unibody metal design arrived with reporters in a number of colours (silver and blue in the photos), and measures in at 8.2mm thick (slightly thinner than the polycarbonate version).

Meizu Metal (Meilan Metal)

Specifications for the phone are believed t be a 2.0Ghz Meidatek MT6795 chipset (compared to the 1.3Ghz MT6573 in the m2 note), 5.5-inch 1080 FHD display with 2.5D glass panel (similar to the Meizu Pro 5), 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 128GB micro SD card support, 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear.

Already sources are claiming that the phone could cost as little as 999 Yuan in China, we believe it might cost slightly more at 1099 Yuan, but still a very cheap phone for the specs.

However with this phone launch Meizu have the possibility of upsetting current owners of the Meizu M2 (many of which felt forced to upgrade early from the m1 note), and even people who have the previous MX5 flagship.

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109 Comments

  1. Freeje
    October 13, 2015

    Interesting! I was gonna buy the Redmi Note 2 and even considering the MX5. I wonder if the battery is user replaceable.

    • October 13, 2015

      no it won’t be

      • Bowei Kuang
        October 13, 2015

        yes can’t be

        • Max
          October 13, 2015

          may i ask who you are and why you got the phone sent to you before any on here knew about it? 😀

          • Bowei Kuang
            October 14, 2015

            I am work in China about phone

  2. Benno
    October 13, 2015

    Single-SIM, Dual-SIM or SD-/Sim-Slot-Combo?

    • October 13, 2015

      No mention until launch but we can expect it to be the same as the m2 note

  3. Mike
    October 13, 2015

    Shit, I have already ordered Meizu M2 Note, and it is on the way 😀
    But this sounds very good 🙂

  4. Steven
    October 13, 2015

    Will they make a 5inch version I wonder

  5. Steve B
    October 13, 2015

    get ready for some good deals on the M2 note then. Unless the camera’s a significant upgrade (unlikely) I wouldn’t upgrade, but for those looking to Meizu this looks great. my M2 note is a bit creaky in one spot, so metal build welcome, but that’s only complaint i got.

    • crappkid
      October 13, 2015

      Are there any decent stable English ROMs out there?

      • Steve B
        October 13, 2015

        I’ve had no issues with the standard ROM, mine came running Flyme OS 4.5.4A and I added Smart Launcher Pro, works great.

      • balcobomber25
        October 14, 2015

        Just switch to the A rom like mentioned below and 99% of it will be in English. The only thing still in Chinese is Flyme Store, My Flyme and Change Log (which can be found in English on forums).

  6. ArPad
    October 13, 2015

    And what we know about its LTE Bands?
    EU and me hope that at last this Meizu device gets the B20 800MHz band too along with the “standard” Fdd-LTE (B3 B7) bands!

  7. Allanitomwesh
    October 13, 2015

    A metal budget phone. I like what the Redmi Note 2 has started.

  8. Jason45
    October 13, 2015

    Nice rival with the Xiaomi Note 2 phone if it is really costs 999 yuan.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 14, 2015

      Well the purpose of this is to be a competition to it.

  9. Sere83
    October 13, 2015

    Definitely releasing way to many phones, but not as many as xiaomi. Obviously trying to compete with the redmi note 2. Unfortunate though. Wish they would focus on tuning flyme a bit better. Wonder if it will launch with Flyme 5. Where does it say these are metal though? Looks like polycarbonate to me. No company in the world can make a fully unibody metal phone without sntennae strips.

    • Dante
      October 13, 2015

      Welcome to china , The countey of wonders

    • Airyl
      October 13, 2015

      Xiaomi’s released 5 phones this year if I’m not mistaken. There’s the Mi Note, the Redmi 2, the Mi4i, the Redmi Note 2 and the Mi4C.

      By comparison, Meizu’s had the MX5, the Pro 5, the M1 Note, the M1, the M2 Note and the M2. In total, 6.

      • Guaire
        October 13, 2015

        6 with Mi Note Pro.

    • Guaire
      October 13, 2015

      It was my first thought too. You can discern the antenna bottom on the blue one if you look closely. Seems like coated.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      I agree Meizu is becoming like Elephone with all their product releases. This is nothing but fear and reaction of the Redmi Note 2. All these models are too similar and will just canalize the sales of another model.

  10. Claudio Matos
    October 13, 2015

    Looks like “the device” for Meizu to attack Christmas sales, to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Lets wait to the full specs to have a better verdict.

  11. Guaire
    October 13, 2015

    Helio P10 is another candidate since TENAA revealed it as a 2GHz octacore.

    A fingerprint scanner can be onboard too.

  12. Thang Cheong Pin
    October 13, 2015

    My M2 Note is serving me well for the pass few months. Getting to know that my phone will soon become an old model make my mind feel unbalance.

  13. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    Interesting! I was gonna buy the Redmi Note 2 and even considering the MX5. I wonder if the battery is user replaceable.

    • Andi Sykes
      October 13, 2015

      no it won’t be

    • Bowei Kuang
      October 13, 2015

      yes can’t be

    • Max
      October 13, 2015

      may i ask who you are and why you got the phone sent to you before any on here knew about it? 😀

    • Bowei Kuang
      October 14, 2015

      I am work in China about phone

  14. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    Single-SIM, Dual-SIM or SD-/Sim-Slot-Combo?

    • Andi Sykes
      October 13, 2015

      No mention until launch but we can expect it to be the same as the m2 note

  15. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    Shit, I have already ordered Meizu M2 Note, and it is on the way 😀
    But this sounds very good 🙂

  16. Steven
    October 13, 2015

    Will they make a 5inch version I wonder

  17. shmox
    October 13, 2015

    I’ll buy meizu if it have removeable battery :/

    • Airyl
      October 13, 2015

      It won’t.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      I would prefer the metal build to a replaceable battery. The MX5 is so well built I have no need for a case. I have dropped it multiple times with nary a scratch on it.

  18. Steve B
    October 13, 2015

    get ready for some good deals on the M2 note then. Unless the camera’s a significant upgrade (unlikely) I wouldn’t upgrade, but for those looking to Meizu this looks great. my M2 note is a bit creaky in one spot, so metal build welcome, but that’s only complaint i got.

    • afghanPower
      October 13, 2015

      Are there any decent stable English ROMs out there?

    • Steve B
      October 13, 2015

      I’ve had no issues with the standard ROM, mine came running Flyme OS 4.5.4A and I added Smart Launcher Pro, works great.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      Just switch to the A rom like mentioned below and 99% of it will be in English. The only thing still in Chinese is Flyme Store, My Flyme and Change Log (which can be found in English on forums).

  19. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    And what we know about its LTE Bands?
    EU and me hope that at last this Meizu device gets the B20 800MHz band too along with the “standard” Fdd-LTE (B3 B7) bands!

  20. Allanitomwesh
    October 13, 2015

    A metal budget phone. I like what the Redmi Note 2 has started.

  21. Jason45
    October 13, 2015

    Nice rival with the Xiaomi Note 2 phone if it is really costs 999 yuan.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 14, 2015

      Well the purpose of this is to be a competition to it.

  22. Sere83
    October 13, 2015

    Definitely releasing way to many phones, but not as many as xiaomi. Obviously trying to compete with the redmi note 2. Unfortunate though. Wish they would focus on tuning flyme a bit better. Wonder if it will launch with Flyme 5. Where does it say these are metal though? Looks like polycarbonate to me. No company in the world can make a fully unibody metal phone without sntennae strips.

    • Dante
      October 13, 2015

      Welcome to china , The countey of wonders

    • Airyl
      October 13, 2015

      Xiaomi’s released 5 phones this year if I’m not mistaken. There’s the Mi Note, the Redmi 2, the Mi4i, the Redmi Note 2 and the Mi4C.

      By comparison, Meizu’s had the MX5, the Pro 5, the M1 Note, the M1, the M2 Note and the M2. In total, 6.

    • Guaire
      October 13, 2015

      6 with Mi Note Pro.

    • Guaire
      October 13, 2015

      It was my first thought too. You can discern the antenna bottom on the blue one if you look closely. Seems like coated.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      I agree Meizu is becoming like Elephone with all their product releases. This is nothing but fear and reaction of the Redmi Note 2. All these models are too similar and will just canalize the sales of another model.

  23. Claudio Matos
    October 13, 2015

    Looks like “the device” for Meizu to attack Christmas sales, to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Lets wait to the full specs to have a better verdict.

  24. Mehmet Karatas
    October 13, 2015

    Really M2 note? Not M3 Note?

  25. Guaire
    October 13, 2015

    Helio P10 is another candidate since TENAA revealed it as a 2GHz octacore.

    A fingerprint scanner can be onboard too.

  26. Thang Cheong Pin
    October 13, 2015

    My M2 Note is serving me well for the pass few months. Getting to know that my phone will soon become an old model make my mind feel unbalance.

  27. Muhammad Yasir
    October 13, 2015

    redmi note 2 competitior …

  28. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    I’ll buy meizu if it have removeable battery :/

    • Airyl
      October 13, 2015

      It won’t.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      I would prefer the metal build to a replaceable battery. The MX5 is so well built I have no need for a case. I have dropped it multiple times with nary a scratch on it.

  29. Kekrembec
    October 13, 2015

    Releasing phone like metal shitting is not a case. Can Meizu give software support for it? As a m1 note user, I will never buy a Meizu thing. Flyme os is not well optimized. Good lucks Meizu!

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 14, 2015

      Well they become a member of a Linaro mobile group recently (as a first pure OEM that joined) but real problem lies elsewhere when a long lasting suport is concerned.

      • Kekrembec
        October 17, 2015

        Long term support? Oh, no! Meizu M1 Note released in first quarter of 2015. At least, one year software support needed.
        Another issue is software update calender. Even, no update calenders for flagship models like pro series. Who knows about Flyme Os 5 update release dates for phone models? Waiting for updates is a kind of gamble.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          October 19, 2015

          You got me wrong. If MTK don’t release a kernel code for upcoming Android Version (especially if it’s a major one) for the SoC you can’t expect update.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      Meizu has continued to support the MX5, they just released an OTA last week. I have zero issues with Flyme optimization either.

      • Bob
        October 19, 2015

        Battery life still sucks, idle mode trains way too much.
        Apps keep on crashing, when installed from the play store.
        Memory Management, got a bit better, but is far from good.
        Camera isn’t optimized in the new Fylme either, the 20MP are far behind phones with a 13MP camera.

        So all in all, nope the Flyme 5 is just as bad as the previous one.

        And this is because Meizu does not care to optimize anything!

        • balcobomber25
          October 19, 2015

          I use it every single day, the MX5 is incredibly optimized. You must have an issue with yours. I get easily 1.5-2 days of battery. I haven’t had a single app crash and my camera is amazing (once I switched out the stock camera app for Opencamera).

          • Bob
            October 19, 2015

            If you have mobile and wifi disabled most of the time disabled and the screen brightness to 20%, 1.5. to 2 days are right.

            For any other use case you get 1 day and a little bit more, no matter what you do the idle mode (or exactly called Phone Standby) eats it up. This is Flyme, the good old Flyme.

            And I have no issue with my phone, other than having Flyme on it. You must use a very limited amount of apps yourself. Check out the official and inofficial forums, loads of people complain about the countless bugs and the unoptimized Flyme. Just take some time to do a proper research.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      No, they will never optimize it. I am on Flyme 5 with my MX5 and don’t expect Meizu to fix bugs, they simply don’t.

      There are old bugs in Flyme5, that should have been fixed back a year ago.

      To make it short: Next Flyme, will neither be optimized nor a smooth experience.

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      I am also on Flyme 5 and have no issues. They have released 5 OTA updates since July and there are no major bugs in Flyme. It is a very smooth experience.

  30. Mehmet Karatas
    October 13, 2015

    Really M2 note? Not M3 Note?

  31. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    redmi note 2 competitior …

  32. Guest
    October 13, 2015

    Releasing phone like metal shitting is not a case. Can Meizu give software support for it? As a m1 note user, I will never buy a Meizu thing. Flyme os is not well optimized. Good lucks Meizu!

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 14, 2015

      Well they become a member of a Linaro mobile group recently (as a first pure OEM that joined) but real problem lies elsewhere when a long lasting suport is concerned.

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      Meizu has continued to support the MX5, they just released an OTA last week. I have zero issues with Flyme optimization either.

    • Guest
      October 17, 2015

      Long term support? Oh, no! Meizu M1 Note released in first quarter of 2015. At least, one year software support needed.
      Another issue is software update calender. Even, no update calenders for flagship models like pro series. Who knows about Flyme Os 5 update release dates for phone models? Waiting for updates is a kind of gamble.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      No, they will never optimize it. I am on Flyme 5 with my MX5 and don’t expect Meizu to fix bugs, they simply don’t.

      There are old bugs in Flyme5, that should have been fixed back a year ago.

      To make it short: Next Flyme, will neither be optimized nor a smooth experience.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      Battery life still sucks, idle mode trains way too much.
      Apps keep on crashing, when installed from the play store.
      Memory Management, got a bit better, but is far from good.
      Camera isn’t optimized in the new Fylme either, the 20MP are far behind phones with a 13MP camera.

      So all in all, nope the Flyme 5 is just as bad as the previous one.

      And this is because Meizu does not care to optimize anything!

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      I use it every single day, the MX5 is incredibly optimized. You must have an issue with yours. I get easily 1.5-2 days of battery. I haven’t had a single app crash and my camera is amazing (once I switched out the stock camera app for Opencamera).

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      If you have mobile and wifi disabled most of the time disabled and the screen brightness to 20%, 1.5. to 2 days are right.

      For any other use case you get 1 day and a little bit more, no matter what you do the idle mode (or exactly called Phone Standby) eats it up. This is Flyme, the good old Flyme.

      And I have no issue with my phone, other than having Flyme on it. You must use a very limited amount of apps yourself. Check out the official and inofficial forums, loads of people complain about the countless bugs and the unoptimized Flyme. Just take some time to do a proper research.

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      I don’t need to do any research I own the phone. I keep wifi and 3g on all day and keep brightness around 50%.

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      You can see how little my phone uses on standby. I look forward to your rebuttal telling me to check forums or see what others are saying.

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      I am also on Flyme 5 and have no issues. They have released 5 OTA updates since July and there are no major bugs in Flyme. It is a very smooth experience.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 19, 2015

      You got me wrong. If MTK don’t release a kernel code for upcoming Android Version (especially if it’s a major one) for the SoC you can’t expect update.

  33. waterresist
    October 13, 2015

    Andi, is there any way to replace the ads under “sponsored” to some relevant ads. I believe that this is not a celebrity page. When we can expect the Mi4c review?

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      Adblock…

  34. waterresist
    October 13, 2015

    Andi, is there any way to replace the ads under “sponsored” to some relevant ads. I believe that this is not a celebrity page. When we can expect the Mi4c review?

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2015

      Adblock…

  35. njren
    October 14, 2015

    Why are current owners “going to be shocked” and “upset” at this “bad news” and why are “things not looking good”? Click bait much? The only devices Meizu has orphaned are the original (China-only) M1 and the international MX2 + MX3, all of which are running Flyme 4.2. Every other device is on some iteration of Flyme 4.5. It’s not the Meizu of yore; they decided to make a Meizu for everyone rather than one Meizu for all. Collaterally, they got to join in the cage match to fight it out with all the other brands caught in the endless cycle of rapid product introductions and keeping their name front and center in the press. The consumer chooses to either get infected by chronic upgraditis or purchase wisely and live happily with that purchase. Please stop trying to manufacture controversy where there is none.

    • Guaire
      October 14, 2015

      In other words this is going to be very good phone for the price, probably.

      Maybe expected behavior from Meizu was giving up market to Redmi Note 2 without fight for the current users’ sake.

  36. Guest
    October 14, 2015

    Why are current owners “going to be shocked” and “upset” at this “bad news” and why are “things not looking good”? Click bait much? The only devices Meizu has orphaned are the original (China-only) M1 and the international MX2 + MX3, all of which are running Flyme 4.2. Every other device is on some iteration of Flyme 4.5. It’s not the Meizu of yore; they decided to make a Meizu for everyone rather than one Meizu for all. Collaterally, they got to join in the cage match to fight it out with all the other brands caught in the endless cycle of rapid product introductions and keeping their name front and center in the press. The consumer chooses to either get infected by chronic upgraditis or purchase wisely and live happily with that purchase. Please stop trying to manufacture controversy where there is none.

    • Guaire
      October 14, 2015

      In other words this is going to be very good phone for the price, probably.

      Maybe expected behavior from Meizu was giving up market to Redmi Note 2 without fight for the current users’ sake.

  37. balcobomber25
    October 14, 2015

    Meizu’s answer to the Redmi Note 2.

    As a current own of the MX5 I am neither shocked nor upset. I still have an amazing phone regardless of what else they release. This new phone does nothing to my experience, Meizu continues to support the MX5 (new OTA last week). If I had just bought it recently I could understand a little bit of anger, but there is always going to be a better phone released. And in this industry new phones are released every month.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      I am an owner of the MX5 and fucking upset about it, they sell a 300$ device and are about to put the same hardware in a metal frame for less than half the money!

      That’s the best way to say, “Fuck you, customers!”.

      How stupid is Meizu, are they trying really hard to lose every single customer, they have on this planet. Or force them to change to Xiaomi!

      • balcobomber25
        October 19, 2015

        Every consumer has the right to their opinion. But in this industry there will always be a better phone for a cheaper price out. It’s what happens as technology becomes better and cheaper. I would prepared for a lot of “upset” times if you continue to use Chinese phones.

        • Bob
          October 19, 2015

          follow the general opinion about Meizu on forums. And compare it to the mood on Xiaomi forums, e.g. .

          Meizu does a lot of things wrong, and is absolutely unwilling to change.

          There is a good reason why (just as example) Xiaomi has like ~10% market share or so and Meizu about 3%.

          Meizu still doesn’t get it and continues as before, plus it tries to compete with Xiaomi now, that’s just stupid.

          • balcobomber25
            October 19, 2015

            I am actually one of Xiaomi’s biggest fans. Many people on here accuse me of being a Xiaomi fanboy or apologist. The MX5 is my first Meizu product, I have had no allegiance to them before this and only use it because I got it for free from this site.

            Meizu does some things right and some things wrong, so does Xiaomi, Huaweii, Lenovo and every other company in this industry. None of them are perfect they all have things they refuse to change about their products. I belong to the MIUI forums and the mood is the same as on Meizu forums and every other brand forum. As many people praise the phone, just as many have issues with it.

  38. balcobomber25
    October 14, 2015

    Meizu’s answer to the Redmi Note 2.

    As a current own of the MX5 I am neither shocked nor upset. I still have an amazing phone regardless of what else they release. This new phone does nothing to my experience, Meizu continues to support the MX5 (new OTA last week). If I had just bought it recently I could understand a little bit of anger, but there is always going to be a better phone released. And in this industry new phones are released every month.

    Two things I notice about this: 1. it definitely looks more like polycarb like others have said. 2. The new Meizu logo looks great.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      I am an owner of the MX5 and fucking upset about it, they sell a 300$ device and are about to put the same hardware in a metal frame for less than half the money!

      That’s the best way to say, “Fuck you, customers!”.

      How stupid is Meizu, are they trying really hard to lose every single customer, they have on this planet. Or force them to change to Xiaomi!

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      Every consumer has the right to their opinion. But in this industry there will always be a better phone for a cheaper price out. It’s what happens as technology becomes better and cheaper. I would prepared for a lot of “upset” times if you continue to use Chinese phones.

    • Bob
      October 19, 2015

      follow the general opinion about Meizu on forums. And compare it to the mood on Xiaomi forums, e.g. .

      Meizu does a lot of things wrong, and is absolutely unwilling to change.

      There is a good reason why (just as example) Xiaomi has like ~10% market share or so and Meizu about 3%.

      Meizu still doesn’t get it and continues as before, plus it tries to compete with Xiaomi now, that’s just stupid.

    • balcobomber25
      October 19, 2015

      I am actually one of Xiaomi’s biggest fans. Many people on here accuse me of being a Xiaomi fanboy or apologist. The MX5 is my first Meizu product, I have had no allegiance to them before this and only use it because I got it for free from this site.

      Meizu does some things right and some things wrong, so does Xiaomi, Huaweii, Lenovo and every other company in this industry. None of them are perfect they all have things they refuse to change about their products. I belong to the MIUI forums and the mood is the same as on Meizu forums and every other brand forum. As many people praise the phone, just as many have issues with it.

  39. Chris
    October 15, 2015

    Will there also be a 5″ version like for the M2?

  40. Chris
    October 15, 2015

    Will there also be a 5″ version like for the M2?

  41. Christoph Acham
    October 19, 2015

    They can’t put a Helio X10 in a budged device and keep on selling the Meizu MX5!

  42. Bob
    October 19, 2015

    They can’t put a Helio X10 in a budged device and keep on selling the Meizu MX5!

  43. Nitinkumar Kakulde
    October 24, 2015

    Yes Meizu m2 note is bit slow due to low processor. This would be nice step would be taken by Meizu to increase processor range from 1.3 to 2Ghz. This mobile will be best selling in India if this happened. I am pretty sure if they will keep same prise as earlier.

  44. Nitinkumar Kakulde
    October 24, 2015

    Yes Meizu m2 note is bit slow due to low processor. This would be nice step would be taken by Meizu to increase processor range from 1.3 to 2Ghz. This mobile will be best selling in India if this happened. I am pretty sure if they will keep same prise as earlier.