Meizu has officially announced the Meizu M3 Note smartphone. It has been launched to replace the Meizu M2 Note phone from last year. It boasts a premium appeal as it comes with an aluminum body. It resembles the Meizu Pro 5 smartphone in appearance.

The cheaply priced Meizu M3 Note that comes with an aluminum shell seems to be a good competitor for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that also comes with low price tag and aluminum body. It is packed with a 5.5-inch display that carries support for full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Phone Arena reported.

It is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 chipset that houses an octa-core processor that works at 1.8 GHz. Meizu M3 Note comes in two RAM versions. The 2 GB RAM model features 16 GB of internal storage and the 3 GB RAM model houses 32 GB of storage. The Android OS is overlaid with Flyme UI from Meizu.

It features a 13-megapixel shooter on its rear side. The front houses a selfie camera of 5-megapixel. The physical Home button present below the display panel houses a fingerprint sensor. The Meizu M3 Note is a dual-SIM smartphone that features a hybrid SIM slot which allows users to use a microSD card on one of the SIM slots. It is packed with a huge battery of 4,000 mAh capacity.

The Meizu M3 Note will be available for purchase in China from April 11. The 2 GB RAM model carries a price tag of 799 yuan ($125) whereas the 3 GB RAM variant is priced at 999 yuan ($155). Meizu is also expected to release a global version of the smartphone in the near future. Rumors suggest that Meizu is working on several smartphones for this year such as Meizu M3, M3 Metal, MX6, MX6 Mini, Pro 6 and Pro 6 Mini.