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The Meizu MX5 smartphone powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop has been unleashed. Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

The Meizu M2 Note smartphone is now available to preorder for the equivalent of just $130. Even though it is aimed mainly towards Chinese markets, the device can be purchased overseas through resellers like Gear Best.

According to Phone Arena, resellers usually sell the device with a slightly higher price tag. Hence, Gear Best is offering the Meizu M2 Note for $159. Preorders will end on July 5, and shipping is expected to begin that day.

In order to launch the M2 Note with a cheaper price tag, Meizu has packed in modest specs on the device compared to the predecessor model. The M2 smartphone comes with lower onboard graphics in comparison to what’s present on the original M1 Note.

The Meizu M2 Note has Mali-T720 MP3 graphics that contains an 8-cluster graphics chip that clocks at 450 MHz. On other side, the predecessor model features Mali-T760 16-cluster graphics that delivers a clocking speed of 700 MHz. Hence, the graphics prowess of the predecessor model is higher than that of the newer model.

The processor present on the Meizu M2 Note delivers a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz, whereas the one that powers up the older model is capable of clocking at 1.3 GHz.

Meizu M2 Note has a thickness of 8.7 mm and it weighs 149 grams. It is packed with an IGZO display of 5.5 inches that can support full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

Inside, there's a MediaTek MT6753 chipset that includes a 64-bit octa-core processor. It is accompanied by 2GB of RAM. The M2 Note is available in two native storage variants of 16GB and 32GB. The microSD slot on the device can support up to 128GB of microSD.

The device is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop that is overlaid with Flyme OS. The rear is enabled with dual-LED powered 13MP rear camera. The front-facing camera of the device is of 5 MP.

It is equipped with a decent battery of 3,100 mAh capacity. The handset can be ordered in color options such as gray blue, white and pink