Upcoming Meizu flagship to feature the same processor as the Galaxy S6, claims analyst
The Meizu MX5 launched at the end of June but don’t expect to see an Mx5 Pro; according to the company’s VP, Li Nan, there will be no MX5 Pro this year, as the company aims to become a more important player on the market, thus shifting its focus on a new high-end smartphone family.
One Meizu flagship smartphone from said high-end family of products could use Samsung’s Exynos 7420 SoC, according to analyst Pan Jiutang. The Exynos 7420 is Samsung’s own system on a chip that is powering the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (and a 7422 variant — basically identical to the 7420, but with the modem on the chip as well — is expected to power the upcoming Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus).
Meizu wants to compete directly with other manufacturers (Xiaomi, for instance, and its Mi Note line-up), and, in order to produce a smartphone that is faster than the competition the Exynos 7420 is a solid choice over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (still plagued by overheating and throttling reports) is powerful MediaTek’s Helio X10.