Over the weekend, a set of leaked images displaying Meizu’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the MX5 Pro Plus, appeared online revealing the design of the device. Not surprisingly, the handset looks almost identical to its brethren, the MX5 Pro, with a slightly larger screen.
If you cast your mind back to June, you may recall that Meizu unveiled its flagship smartphone of 2015, the M2 Note, at a press event in China. Now the company has taken to its official Twitter feed to announce that the handset will launch exclusively through Amazon in India starting Monday, August 10. The device will be available in both black and white colorways and will have a price tag of INR 9,999 ($157).
Earlier today, a Meizu device, likely the upcoming M2, surfaced on AnTuTu and scored 28,047. According to previous leaks, the M2 will ship with two storage options: 8GB and 16GB. The pricing for them will be 499 Yuan ($80) and 699 Yuan ($113), respectively. We are looking at a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. The M2 will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC and run Android 5.0 Lollipop with Flyme UI on top of it.
The device is also expected to ship with 4G LTE connectivity and dual-SIM capabilities likes its predecessor. The Meizu M2 is scheduled to be announced at an event in China on July 29th.
Meizu this week announced its latest flagship, the MX5, and now it’s available to pre-order worldwide through online retailer Gearbest. The online retailer plans on shipping devices starting on August 1.
Meizu has officially launched the Meizu MX5 smartphone today, bringing a full metal body to their flagship device. Meizu continues with MediaTek providing the computing power for their smartphone with the MX5 getting the Helio X10 chip and it gets 3GB of memory. What is different this year is the change from an LCD display used in last year’s MX4 to a new Samsung AMOLED display. In a curious twist, while the screen may have a little more “pop” now, it actually has a lower resolution as it moves up to 5.5-inches in size, but only runs at 1080p resolution. Read more
Canonical will be launching its third ever Ubuntu-powered smartphone in Europe tomorrow, which is based on Meizu’s popular MX4.
It’s no surprise that traditional Android device manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, et al. are under immense pressure to maintain market share while facing the onslaught of China’s Android handset makers producing smartphones with high-end specifications for mid-range prices. One such manufacturer is Meizu, whose upcoming MX5 Pro smartphone is rumoured to carry a 6-inch display and a processor produced by Samsung. Read more
Hot on the heals of its official announcement, a leaked snap of the Meizu Note 2 has appeared online, revealing that the handset is set to ship running Flyme — a highly-adapted version of Android 5.1 Lollipop.