As per a few recent and rather interesting leaks, Meizu has a few intriguing devices already in the works and a slew of announcements allegedly planned for 2017. Considering all this, it is hardly surprising that a new and mysterious device has now been brought to our attention with a pair of official-looking renders. Sadly, the source shares little about the actual model, and its hardware and is a bit less reputable
Meizu added a new flagship phablet to its smartphone lineup today. The new 5.7-inch PRO 6 Plus is the direct successor to the PRO 5, but it incorporates the updated styling from the smaller 5.2-inch PRO 6. On paper at least, the PRO 6 Plus appears to be a definitive upgrade relative to Meizu’s previously released phones, unlike the PRO 6 which trailed the older PRO
The dominance of the smartphone market by Apple and Samsung is being challenged by several Chinese brands that are delivering surprisingly well-featured phones for a fraction of the price. Meizu, one of the smaller Chinese OEMs based on sales volume, trails Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi in market share, but is gradually building its brand centered around design and build quality.
With every year, we tend to see quite a few launches happen in the first two quarters as the cycles in supply chains align for mass production to start around this time. We’ve already seen a number of new products from Huawei, LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi. Meizu is the latest company to join this list with its announcement of the m3 note. With a 6061 aluminum unibody design,
Today Meizu launches the new PRO 6. The company had launched the PRO 5 only last September so this is a significant change in the release-schedule of the PRO series as we see the new unit come a mere 7 months after its predecessor. The “Pro” series initially debuted with the MX4Pro which we reviewed last year, since then Meizu has dropped the MX name to better differentiate between the “premium”
A feature limited to less than a dozen phones in existence, 3D Touch/Force touch/whatever commercial name the company decides to use is coming to the Meizu Pro 6. The Chinese company’s VP and Flyme chief architect Yang Yan has shared a screenshot on Weibo giving a glimpse of what the implementation is going to look like. So far we’ve seen 3D touch in action on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus pair, and also the recently announced Gionee S8.
The Pro 5 is shaping up to be Meizu’s next big announcement. We first saw a glimpse of the alleged device last week, along with some specs and a possible explanation for the lack of any apparent Meizu logos on the package. Apparently, the Chinese OEM is trying to launch a new premium sub-brand, named simply “Pro” in an attempt to differentiate it from the existing MX models. The Pro 5 is said to be the ambassador to this new effort and from
Smartphone launches these days seem not limited to a mere introduction of the product by the company but an exhibition of how large its fan base is. Lately, we have seen Xiaomi, Asus, and now Meizu announcing their new devices at events in India which also had their community in attendance. While there is nothing really wrong with this, but the definition of what constitutes a product launch seems to have gotten blurred.
Today at Meizu’s event in China the company presented their new flagship phone, the MX5. The MX5 is the successor to the MX4 released last year, and while I haven’t been able to review that unit yet, I did take an extensive look at its bigger brother, the MX4Pro. The MX5’s biggest characteristic is the change in display technology. Meizu has now adopted Samsung’s
The MX5, which was made official by Meizu earlier this week and is currently only available for pre-order in China, is now up for international pre-orders. Online retailer Gearbest has started accepting pre-orders for the device, and will start shipping it beginning August 1. The retailer is selling the unlocked 16GB version of the handset for $398, which is a good $108 more than the device’s