Meizu M5 Note and Meizu Band break cover, neither available in the US

Meizu has a new smartphone that is debuting today called the M5 Note smartphone. The device is aiming at people who want a budget offering that doesn't look like a budget offering. The M5 Note has a premium looking all metal unibody that is sandblasted for a smooth feel and comes in four colors. The colors include gold, silver, grey, and blue.

The display is a 5.5-inch unit with full HD resolution covered with 2.5D glass and it features a smart eye-protective mode for more comfortable viewing. The heart of the M5 Note is an 8-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor running at up to 1.8Ghz. The chip is paired up with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone is 8.1mm thick and has a 4,000 mAh internal battery.

That big battery can be recharged in 90 minutes thanks to an 18W charger. The rear camera is a 13MP unit with a 5MP front camera and the smartphone has a fingerprint reader. Pricing is unannounced and the device will be available in most of Europe and many Asian countries, no US availability.

Meizu has also rolled out their Fitbit competitor called the Meizu Band. This device won't be offered internationally, only in China and its big feature is a low price of ¥229 or about $33. It is able to count steps, calories, and show the wearer's heart rate as well as the current time. It has multi-sport modes and can track activity all day. Sleep monitoring functions include auto sleep tracking and a smart snooze alarm.

It can show incoming notifications from your phone and gives you reminders to move. The battery life is 7 days with the heart rate monitor on and 15 days with it off. It is IP67 certified and weighs 20g.