Meizu has already outed the first member of its new M1 family, the M1 Note. But the phablet has long been rumored to get a smaller sibling, ever since the M1 project was known just by its codename – Blue Charm.
And Meizu is now quite close to unveiling the M1 Mini. The official introduction will take place on January 28 at a special event. In the meantime more details about the upcoming smartphone have been leaked.
Contrary to what the latest rumor on the matter said, the M1 Mini is actually going to come with a 5-inch touchscreen, and not a 4.7″ panel. The resolution stays the same, though, at 720p.
The rear camera will be a 13 MP unit, and it will have a LED flash too. The price of the M1 Mini will probably allow it to compete head-on with Xiaomi’s best selling Redmi line.
The M1 Mini is allegedly going to be sold for just CNY 799, which at the current exchange rates means around $ 128 or 112. The most interesting thing about the M1 Mini could, however, be the OS choice.
Namely, it looks like you’ll be able to choose from three separate versions of the phone. One will be running Flyme OS, Meizu’s interpretation of Android. Another will employ YunOS, developed in part by Alibaba, and the final variant will run Ubuntu.
If this actually happens, the M1 Mini will be the first affordable smartphone to sport the Ubuntu mobile platform. Anyway, we’re less than a week away from the big unveiling, so we’re going to find out soon enough. All of this information reportedly comes from some leaked flyers about the device. As for other specs of the M1 Mini, unfortunately they haven’t surfaced yet.
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