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    The Meizu PRO 6 still feels just about new and it doesn't seem fair to talk about its successor right now, but the vice president of the company is talking and he's talking processor power. In a group chat, Li Nan said that the PRO 7 would not be using an Exynos 8890 processor because the chipset doesn't support all three of China's cellular networks. An upcoming Exynos chip may have that support, but we don't have any indication that Meizu will take it up. Qualcomm chips likely won't make the cut, either. Despite rumors that an Exynos 8890 would be coming to either a revised PRO 6 or an ...

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    In confirming curved screen smartphones could appear on its product roadmap somewhere down the line and denying laptop entry plans, but dodging questions about an interest in wearable devices, Meizu practically betrayed an imminent smartwatch announcement. It seems this might take place as soon as August 10, i.e. a little over a week after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 “unpacking” and well ahead of the oft-rumored Gear S3 IFA coming-out party in early September. Decent timing, though the success of the intelligent timepiece hinges more on its commercial schedule, plus stuff like premium ...

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    While it hasn’t exactly grown at a corresponding pace to domestic rivals Huawei, Xiaomi or even Vivo and OPPO, China-based Meizu still feels like a smartphone manufacturer to look out for. Wary of a proper US expansion, possibly due to ensuing risks and distribution costs, as well as physical device resemblances to much bigger names in the industry which could always be exploited, Meizu may have no problem branching out into high-end VR hardware before long. For the most part though, this slowly rising company will reportedly take a page from another local adversary’s playbook, ...

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    Like most self-respecting Android device manufacturers, Meizu has been splitting its high-end models in two separate families for a while now, with Pro-series phones sitting a tier above the MX roster on the mobile hardware totem pole. But it’s getting harder and harder to tell which is which, given the just-announced Meizu MX6 sports a larger display and heftier battery than the April-unveiled Pro 6. It doesn’t help that the two went official so close in time either, or that they share a common design language. Still, the metal-clad MX6 looks slightly less premium and swanky than its ...

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    Meizu's MX line frequently plays second fiddle to its PRO series, but the company isn't interested in keeping the MX6 far of reach from the PRO 6. A company co-founder hinted at some spec sharing, now we get to see some design sharing in action. That's if you trust these unofficial renders which have been on Chinese social media. Hey, we don't blame you if you don't. We'll just mention that the PRO 6 has also been leaked in this fashion — and blatantly leaked to disprove some supposed iPhone 7 leaks. And yes, we're speaking of the PRO 6. And we're speaking of the iPhone 7. And we're ...

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    Want to know what's hot? The sun. Fire. Takes. Hot takes. What else seems to be hot for the Chinese developers behind benchmarking app AnTuTu are smartphones and plenty of them. So, the team over there has decided to compile a list of the ten most popular smartphones benchmarked on its app in the first half of the year. Here's the big view for some major geographies: [table] Popularity,Global,China,Korea,US 1,Samsung Galaxy Note 5,Redmi Note 3,Galaxy Note 5,Galaxy Note 5 2,Galaxy S6,Galaxy S7,LG G3 Pro,Galaxy Note 4 3,Galaxy S6 edge,LeEco 2,Galaxy S6,Nexus 6P 4,Galaxy S7,Xiaomi 4C,LG ...

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    Meizu is feeling the pressure to give a good whack at its mid-range flagship this season, especially with the bang-up job it supposedly did with the PRO 6. And one co-founder is opening up to those challenges. Bai Yongxiang has posted to his Weibo account that the company is doing its best to export as much power as possible from the PRO 6 to the MX6. "Costs and prices will increase, but I believe there will be nothing like it in terms of craftsmanship in the ¥2,000 range ($300-450)," Bai posted. For context, last year's MX5 started at around the equivalent of $290. One AnTuTu ...

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    After many years of drawn-out, highly publicized legal battles between tech companies as diverse and influential as Apple, Samsung, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Huawei and HTC, the patent wars seemed to slowly blow over lately. But that’s not stopping semiconductor giant Qualcomm from filing a complaint against a smaller, on-the-rise smartphone manufacturer in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. China-based Meizu, which is on the verge of a long overdue US expansion, will have to fend off accusations of “unlawfully” using QCM technologies without a proper license. Sounds serious, ...

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    How serious and dangerous is China’s offensive on Korean and Western mobile hardware brands? Extremely, according to research conducted between January and March by IC Insights, which predictably positioned Samsung and Apple atop the smartphone manufacturer hierarchy, only followed by a flurry of handheld vendors based in the Middle Kingdom. Huawei naturally won bronze during Q1 2016, with 28.9 million units sold, still considerably behind the gold and silver medalists’ 81.5 and 51.6 mil scores respectively. But OPPO exceeded its most optimistic expectations, leaping from eight place ...

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    We can safely say that if you're a big fan of cheap smartphones, your money isn't safe, however little of it you have. Sure, you could go for a BLU phone or strain the value knuckles with a Lenovo Blade. And then, there's the Meizu m3, a $90 phone with the specs of a $200 phone in the States. Well, the company decided to add an extra letter and a few extra dollars to the price tag. So what does the Meizu m3s strive to bring? A sandblasted metallic body and a home button with 0.2-second fingerprint recognition. That's pretty much it. The five-inch HD display under the 2.5D curved glass ...

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    A quick follow-up to our story yesterday about Xiaomi topping the market share pie chart in China — apparently, one chart doesn't tell the whole story. An OPPO representative clarified to us that while Xiaomi did take a win in Sino Research's April report, OPPO got another one. Xiaomi led the market in online-based sales while OPPO had the most offline sales for the month. Here's how those numbers stack up: [table] OEM,Share (%) OPPO,13.3 Apple,11.9 vivo,11.7 Huawei,10 Samsung,6.8 Gionee,4.6 HONOR,3.9 Coolpad,3.4 MI,2.9 Meizu,2.6 [/table] Though listed, brands of western interest that ...

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    Meizu's been soaking in more coverage recently with its PRO 6 smartphone (that still hasn't actually gone to market just yet) and has a lot of buzz about for its next premium smartphone, too. Let's talk, though, about the value-bombing MX-series that should be arriving sometime — anytime — in the second half of the year. Thanks to the benchmark developers at AnTuTu dropping some science on Weibo, we have a lot to look forward to this summer/fall/winter. First off, it seems that the Meizu MX6 will be sporting the MediaTek Helio X20 processor, just a tiny step down from the newer X25 on ...

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    Weibo, like any other social media site, has its swarms of hornets occasionally. When it comes to mobile hardware leaks, disbelief can especially be prone to manifesting in awful ways. Take all of the rumors we've been compiling about a certain version of the Meizu PRO 6. It now seems that these photo leaks, previously connected to that device, have been implicated in a different Meizu device entirely — one possibly with an Exynos processor. The leaker of the Exynos rumor has since decried critics denying rumors of a double-edged PRO 6-like with the Exynos 8890 inside and a fairly ...

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    While waiting for the “Apple of China” to grow as ambitious about its international prospects as domestic arch-rival Huawei, today we get to see the local… Motorola (?) make an official US debut with a… floating speaker. Confused? It’s hard not to be, given Meizu’s phenomenal 2015 box-office growth, recent Chinese smartphone announcements, both at the high and low end of the spectrum, its visionary VR plans, and now the American introduction of the “state-of-art” Gravity Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker. The whole affair is made weirder by the Zhuhai-based company’s appeal for ...

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    It’s no longer just industry pioneers like Oculus, Samsung, Google and HTC that are going the extra mile in their efforts to swallow a savory slice of the fast-growing VR hardware pie. Almost all self-respecting smartphone and PC manufacturers have more or less concrete plans of tackling at least one of two early virtual reality segments in the not-so-distant future. We’re talking Apple, LG, Huawei, Asus, Xiaomi, LeEco, and according to fresh speculation, even Meizu, the Android handheld OEM that managed to triple its shipments numbers between 2014 and 2015, ending last year with a ...

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    When MediaTek held an event to announce the real arrival of its Helio X20 SoC, it also invited Chinese manufacturer Meizu to spill the news that it had taken first dibs on the Helio X25 for its PRO 6 smartphone. But with a benchmark showing off a PRO 6 running with an Exynos 8890, we're left stumped on how Meizu will handle the launch of this darn phone. Well, we're hearing just a bit more about what's going on with the Exynos-powered PRO 6 from a Weibo user who decided to stiff us on the visual front and told us to look at his scrawlings which talk about a Samsung-esque edge display for ...

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    Meizu's billboard device right now may be the PRO 6, but it also has a major product line that serves the price bracket under that spotlight and that's its MX-series (you see the MX5 as our header). And to be frank, we're pretty darn surprised that we haven't gone on the trail for the MX6. After all, it's said to have a major ten-core processor we've been hashing on about. The major detail from Weibo tech maven @KJuma this weekend is that there will indeed be a MX6 and it will come in the "second half of the year." Mind you, the MX5 came out on June 30 of last year, so while we're ...

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    Although the global smartphone market has been under an innovation-hindering OS duopoly for several years now, which Windows Mobile no longer seems capable of pressuring, a host of smaller platforms continue to walk the fine line between complete oblivion and relative relevance. One of these is Ubuntu, developed by UK-based Canonical Ltd. on the same Linux roots as Android, and while its mainstream popularity remains paltry, high-profile hardware partners like Meizu refuse to throw in the towel. Unfortunately, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition is a little late to the actual availability ...

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    While we’ve seen a myriad of respectable sub-$200 and even sub-$150 mid-range Androids unveiled in China lately, it remains tricky for Huawei, Xiaomi and Meizu to squeeze decent specifications into the sub-$100 space. But along comes the Meizu m3 now, making us wonder exactly where do its manufacturers find the money to survive in this profit-dependent market. A $90 or so phone can’t possibly be a sound business investment, unless you count its headline-grabbing and buzz-collecting abilities. Granted, the m3 foregoes its Note-branded sibling’s premium aluminum unibody build, massive ...

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    If HTC brought the “power of 10” onto the international Android high-end stage yesterday, Meizu strikes back today with the actual processing muscle and camera capabilities of 10 for China. But this new flagship’s called Pro 6, and although it could just as well be accused of finding inspiration in HTC designs, it willingly concedes to iPhone 6s comparisons. Flattering ones, mostly, as the aluminum unibody construction works perfectly with more subdued horizontal antenna lines on the back. See, LG, you don’t have to cover them up in their entirety to produce an eye-catching ...

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    Thursday's the day that Meizu will set onto the world the Pro 6 smartphone. No, it'd be disingenuous to call this an iPhone-wannabe with its antenna lines. Check out that large camera port with the freaky little ring flash below it. Official renders and releases have talked about that inner circle housing a laser autofocus sensor. Here's where rumor has it: that LED ring? Yep, small as it might seem, it could be holding in 10 diodes in there. A good ring flash can get macro (or relatively close-up) subjects completely lit — no shadows at all. For a tiny thing like that, it may be that ...

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    The past few weeks have brought us a fair amount of news about upcoming Meizu handsets, and in addition to the roadmap that appeared to give us a preview of the company's phone plans through the rest of the year, we've had the opportunity to check out a few models in greater detail. Those include the m3 note, which made its official debut yesterday, as well a pair of Pro 6 models: a full-sized Pro 6 and a a Pro 6 mini. While neither handset has yet to join the m3 note with its own formal launch, we have gotten official confirmation of the Pro 6, as Meizu execs shared early imagery of the ...

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    And so it begins. Meizu’s remarkable 2016 push for the domestic low-cost crown, as well as Western relevance, that is. Of course, the up-and-coming Chinese OEM is looking to warm us up with a momentous opening act before unleashing the Pro 6 headliner. Meet the Meizu m3 note, an affordable Android powerhouse meant to even give Xiaomi chills with its spectacular bang for buck. The rumors were mostly right, as the 5.5-incher starts at the equivalent of $125 or so with a Full HD display in tow and more than respectable octa-core Helio X10 processor handling your gaming, heavy browsing and ...

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    Meizu's Pro 6 has been leaking like a sieve for weeks now, and ever since the company posted an early official shot of the phone in an effort to curtail some iPhone 7 rumors, we've been spotting it time in time again in a mix of hands-on pics and newly leaked renders. Today we're breaking from that pattern just a little bit as we switch our attention over to the Pro 6's smaller sibling, upon the arrival of a new image purporting to show off not just the Pro 6 mini, but also the Meizu m3 note. Both these devices featured in the leaked roadmap we saw about a week back, spilling the beans on ...

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    Instead of burying its head in the sand and firmly denying its Android phone designs are so alike iPhones they’re starting to pass as their iOS rivals in the rumor mill, Meizu appears to be embracing the comparisons, trying to turn them into free publicity for the upcoming Pro 6 flagship. Normally, we’d expect this bad boy to see daylight sometime in the fall, when the Pro 5 turns one, but judging from a new set of leaked live pics, the launch could well go down much earlier. We seem to be looking at a fairly advanced prototype here, perfectly functional and more or less polished from ...

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