Although Chinese manufacturer, Meizu, does not have much of a public profile in the UK, it has major backers behind it and has just announced an intriguing new phablet called the M2 Note, which could give rivals a run for their money.
In true phablet fashion, it features a 5.5 inch display with a 1080p resolution, putting it in the same size category as the iPhone 6 Plus.
Power is provided by a 64-bit octa-core processor, which has a 1.3GHz clockspeed. This is used to bring Android 5.0 to life, while the manufacturer has added its own interface on top.
The primary camera on the rear has a 13 megapixel sensor, while the front facing five megapixel camera is a nice touch, that will please selfie fans.
Miezu has addressed one issue which other phablet makers tend to ignore – namely the ability to control the device using one hand. This is achieved thanks to the home button, known as an mBack button.
In its native China, the M2 Note will be selling for the equivalent of just £85, which is an astonishingly low asking price. UK buyers will probably have to pay more when it launches here but, but it should be a worthy alternative to the OnePlus One and other bargain phablets.