Meizu has unveiled the successor to the m2 note in China. This year's m3 note retains the lowercase naming convention, as well as the 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display. Under the hood is where it gets exciting, as the phone now comes with MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC, which has eight Cortex A53 cores at 1.8GHz and the Mali T860 GPU.

The phone also offers LTE connectivity, hybrid dual-SIM connectivity with the second SIM card slot doubling up as a microSD slot, 13MP f/2.2 camera at the back with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF, 5MP front shooter, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 4100mAh battery. On the software side, you get Flyme OS 5.1 atop Android 5.1 Lollipop.

There's a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button at the front, and the phone will be offered in two storage variants: a base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage that will retail for ¥799 ($123), and a version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage for ¥999 ($154).

The m3 note will be available in gold, silver, and grey color variants, and will make its debut in the Indian market next month.