The budget-friendly Meixu M2 smartphone has been made official in China and is expected to give tough competition to counterparts like the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo K3. Originally from China, Meizu has expanded to Europe. Interested buyers in the U.S. can also get Meizu devices from a slew of credible third-party retailers.

According to Phone Arena, the Meizu M2 has a clean exterior and it runs smoothly, thanks to the Company’s own Flyme v4.5 UI functioning on top of the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. This OS skin gives an excellent viewing experience, especially for animations, and it seems to give top-notch processor performance. The device comes pre-installed with Google Play Store.

The Meizu M2 comes with a 5.0-inch LCD display, fitted with 720P screen resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 294 ppi. It is powered by a quad-core (MediaTek MT6735) Cortex A53 processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz. The graphics are run by Mali T720 GPU and backed by a good 2 GB of RAM.

For memory, the Meizu M2 comes equipped with 16 GB of built-in storage capacity and microSD card slot for expansion of up to 128 GB. Furthermore, the smartphone flaunts a cool 13 MP rear-facing camera unit with f/2.0 aperture and a generous 5 MP snapper at the front for selfies. The device comes in white, blue, pink and gray. The entire configuration is held together and powered by a solid 2,450 mAh battery unit.

The device will set the buyers back by only 599 yuan (about $96). There’s no official information as yet on the release date outside China.

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