An update on that “maybe-a-prank” Meizu M8 we told you about a while back. Well, it’s looking a lot more real at this moment — but until we actually see one in action, there’s always a chance of this whole thing being an orchestrated publicity stunt. Anyway, according to a forum post by the company CEO, the M8 will feature either a 4GB or a 8GB drive. The standard edition will sport a 3 megapixel camera, but a basic model with the camera as an upgradeable option will also be available.
Here are the pricing points.
M8 Basic: 4GB 1,499 RMB, 8GB 2,199 RMB
M8 Standard: 4GB 2,380 RMB, 8GB 3,080 RMB
Looks very reasonable to us, and quite a discount over Apple’s iPhone. Meizu didn’t announce a launch date — we are guessing sometimes toward the year end, just before iPhone hits Asia.