Posts tagged with: Meizu
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    In the past 48 hours, we've seen how badly a publicized distribution deal ended up working out for US Mobile. It announced that was selling Xiaomi and Meizu devices for use in the US and was rebuffed by media outlets and the former of the device manufacturers. Today, the T-Mobile virtual operator went looking for vindication in a blog post. It turns out that the MVNO was offering something up no other a la carte marketplace could: in-house warranty and support. Instead of dealing with the manufacturer, US Mobile would be using its own resources to repair the phones— given that CEO Ahmed ...

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    As last year’s most popular smartphone vendor in China continues to quietly set the stage for its next-gen flagship’s double debut showing in Barcelona and Beijing, this tiny T-Mobile MVNO called US Mobile took the nation by surprise yesterday, picking up the Redmi 2, Mi 3 and Mi 4 out of nowhere, alongside Meizu’s M2 Note. The little known carrier predictably ran out of all stocks the same day it put the four super-affordable Androids on sale, and if you hoped they’d return sooner or later, there might be a big hurdle on their way back to market. As it turns out, no one asked ...

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    GSM Nation off-shoot and T-Mobile MVNO US Mobile announced today through PCMag that it was carrying Xiaomi and Meizu phones for its subscribers to purchase. It was a curious get for the carrier as both manufacturers have yet to produce phones fully compatible with US GSM and LTE networks and as we're about to find out, we shouldn't be getting too excited at this juncture. The phones in question were: Xiaomi Redmi 2 - $119 Xiaomi Mi 3 - $139 Meizu M2 Note - $149 Xiaomi Mi 4 - $219 We say "were" because the phones have all sold out — we weren't able to pull up purchase pages on the ...

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    Synthetic benchmarks: are they the end-all, be-all of device rankings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Really, though, even if the dream of a single figure that reliably reflects a model's performance is an elusive one, a well-executed benchmark can still give us a useful point of comparison, and when we run enough of them, we just might start to close in on some respectable rankings that really do show how one phone's sheer processing power measures up against another's. With 2016 now in full swing, AnTuTu's looking back on all the phones that passed through its database last year, ans has crunched the ...

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    Besides developing smartphone and tablet processors for in-house Galaxy use, Samsung can technically also supply rival device manufacturers with top-of-the-line Exynos silicon. Of course, so far only second-tier companies like Meizu have opted for the Korean giant’s Snapdragon or MTK alternatives, but since the Pro 5 architects are coming up in the mobile world, Sammy must think of its primary business and profit generator first. Hence, this year you should expect the Galaxy S7 and its multiple siblings and cousins to pack a different chip than the Meizu Pro 6. The former is just about ...

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    Doesn't it always seem like we have a soup du jour cycle going on with Chinese OEMs? We kept hearing about Xiaomi riding a rocket to success before its current sputtering phase, leaving Huawei to fly above its wake. Meantime, there's Elephone, ZTE, Letv and probably one named "SUPERLUCKYDUCKDUCK" if we spent enough time scouring the right industrial parks in Harbin. Well, Meizu gets a chance to gloat a little bit today, as it announced on its blog that total sales for the year have exceeded 20 million. That represents a 350 percent jump from last year's number. The company put out six ...

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    Meizu has gained a lot of fame lately due to its smartphone designs for the mid-to-low end market, and truly challenging competitors in the process. Surely we can't deny that most, if not all its products look like an iPhone, the company has managed to pull that off without a legal scratch for reasons we still don't understand. Today the company has launched yet another smartphone line that follows in its name, even if it lacks a capital letter at the beginning. Meizu has just announced the new "metal," which is a very nice-looking device that follows in its name by being fully made of ...

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    Samsung is yet to respond to the latest controversial publicity stunt from OnePlus, which wants you to donate a 2015 Galaxy flagship for charity and the chance to get a OnePlus 2 in exchange, but Meizu wants to crash the #TakeTheEdgeOff campaign with a #TurnTheHeatOff trade-in program. That’s an obvious dig at the generally unstable octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor inside the OnePlus 2, although the Chinese startup insists its SD810 version was made cucumber cool and blazing fast. Meanwhile, the Meizu Pro 5 packs the same Samsung-made Exynos 7420 chip as the S6 Edge+ and Note 5, where ...

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    Before building up the courage to spread the low-cost Android smartphone love to the US, China-based device manufacturer Meizu should target a local audience with an affordable alternative to the increasingly popular Apple Watch soon. You may not know this, but Meizu already launched a sub-$100 wearable piece in partnership with InWatch roughly a year back. The sequel seems to be entirely the creation of the Pro 5 makers, and though it looks fairly cumbersome in a first round of leaked live pics, it could well blend together what people like about fancy smartwatches and more basic fitness ...

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    Who will be the next big Chinese smartphone maker to set its sights on the North American market? Competition may be fierce, and established brands have huge advantages, but a growing number of OEMs have been been making concerted efforts to become more visible to US smartphone shoppers, like we just saw with ZTE and its new Axon brand. Others feel a bit more hesitant, and despite rumors earlier this year, Xiaomi's content to take its time and wait another few years before making a push at the US. Who will be text to take on the Samsungs and Apples of the world? There's a chance it might ...

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    Talk about beating the greats at their own game. Meizu, a rising star in the Chinese mobile firmament that’s unfortunately little known outside of its homeland borders, makes a pass at Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 using a very familiar weapon for the Korean OEM. The just-unveiled Meizu Pro 5 replaces the already zippy MediaTek Helio X10 chip inside the MX5 launched a mere three months ago with an even greater Exynos 7420 silicon. Both processors are octa-core affairs, and cap off at similar 2.1 – 2.2 GHz clock speeds, but somehow, the Samsung-manufactured SoC delivers far ...

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    Update: as it turns out, the Meizu Go Pro will not be a flagship, and it will not even be a smartphone. As the image below suggests (@nofnikospao13 on Twitter), we're looking at an action camera, so, unless that's your cup of tea, there's nothing to see here. The latest Meizu leaks talked about an MX5 Pro Plus device powered by the same processor as the Galaxy S6 (Exynos 7420), something that made the headlines at the beginning of August, as a simple internet chatter. While Meizu's VP Li Nan said that the company no longer desired to be a small manufacturer, at the end of July, word was ...

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    Meizu has been rather busy lately by launching a few good looking offerings. The company just recently made its Meizu MX5 official for those in search of good looks on a tight budget, but we also heard that the company was just getting started. We also heard that Meizu wanted to bring us a more powerful sibling with a similar design, and today we learn more. Today we land a few leaks of the Meizu MX5 Pro Plus, and  if the reports are correct, we're talking about a very powerful smartphone. First of all we hear that the device will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, which is ...

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    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 ...

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    What can you buy for $96 now a days? If you're thinking about smartphones, the most that'll get you is a cheap Lumia, or a very cheap-looking Android phone in some cases. That last thing you'd expect to buy with it is a full-fledged smartphone that could give the Moto G a run for its money, but that's exactly what Meizu just did. Meizu has just announced its M2, a smaller sibling to the existing Meizu M2 Note, and the biggest news here is what you're getting for the price tag. First of all we see a device that runs Android 5.1 with the company's proprietary Flyme 4.5 skin. On top we have ...

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    Nokia yesterday announced its plans to re-enter the smartphone business and the Finnish company said it was looking for a partner, as the way Nokia wants to get back in the game is via licensing. There were no additional details shared, but it looks like there might be something going on between the company and another OEM, as a Nokia-Meizu partnership could be a possibility at this point. Meizu's official Weibo account posted a "welcome back Nokia" message, alongside another teaser (than can be seen below). The text goes (according to GizChina) "the long era of intelligent machines 1110" ...

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    Today's shaping up to be a big one for Chinese smartphone manufacturers. We just saw Huawei go official with its new Honor 7, and now it's time for Meizu to introduce its own new handset, as the company goes official with the MX5. We've been following rumors of this guy for months now, hearing about things to expect like the presence of a fingerprint scanner. That scanner's indeed present (and boasts 0.48s scan times), joined by hardware like a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display, a 20.7MP main camera with 5MP front-facer and laser-assisted focus, MediaTek Helio X10 Turbo SoC, and support for dual ...

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    Update (06/28 21:50): Well, Michael and friend Chris did a good job. Fish's back. And the high-quality return is as well. Good luck. Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been a busy week chock-full of interesting developments that we're just aching to sift through, chew up, and feed to all of you, momma-bird style, on this week's Pocketnow Weekly. Life used to be so simple. Phones ...

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    Canonical is on a roll this month. We started June off learning about the second commercial Ubuntu-running smartphone, another effort with Spain's BQ, which also made the first Ubuntu phone earlier this year. But long before this BQ hardware ever arrived, we were talking about Meizu. Canonical confirmed the manufacturer would develop a Ubuntu-running phone all the way back in February of last year. But despite promises last fall that we'd see an early-2015 release, the phone remained a ghost. It may have taken longer than planned, but this Ubuntu Meizu phone is now finally happening, as ...

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    For the past few weeks now, the upcoming Meizu smartphone you've been most likely to hear about has been the MX5, with early leaks and feature rumors giving way to a possible video hands-on. But the MX5 may not arrive by itself, and this evening we turn our attention to what might be the very first evidence for a slightly larger sibling, the MX5 Pro. All we have to go for the moment is the suggestion that the MX5 Pro will get a six-inch screen and the pair of images you see here, revealing a design that's a bit of departure from the MX5 we've seen leaked: the handset's edges as seen here, ...

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    The battle for mobile supremacy in China is still on its way, and even though Apple has gained a significant amount of popularity with its current flagships, all of its competitors are doing the complete opposite. Mid-range phones seem to be the best strategy the rest of the market wants to push through and Meizu has been doing a lot of positive damage here. The company has just announced its new Meizu M2 Note in a major event in China, and here's what you're getting. First of all the Meizu M2 Note is available in four polycarbonate color options, white, blue, gray and pink. It sports a ...

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    Meizu’s a well-established brand on its home turf in China as one of the top ten smartphone manufacturers, but its reach has never really extended much past that. But we recently got the chance to see their latest hardware in the MX4 Pro, and after spending a few weeks with the handset we’re ready to give you our full review. If bright displays, sharp cameras, metal designs, and fingerprint scanners get you going, you just might want to stick around. This review unit was provided to us by our friends at Efox-shop.com, one of Europe's largest online retailers of electronics. Pay them a ...

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    Meizu made a significant statement with the launch of its flagship duo, the MX4 and MX4 Pro. Both devices are reportedly selling well in China, and their slim and elegant designs have turned some heads over seas as well. We find it hard for the compay to already prepare a successor for phones that were launched late in 2014, but it seems it's still possible. Leaked photos show us what is reportedly the MX5, and no, sadly the leaks don't include an MX5 Pro. Still, one of the most interesting parts of this leak is the physical home button included in this new device, which would contrast the ...

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    Meizu introduced its M1 Note late last year, offering a competitive set of hardware specs like a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13MP/5MP camera setup, 3140mAh battery, and dual-SIM support. But what really make the M1 Note stand out was its price tag, as Meizu announced plans to sell the phone for the equivalent of just about $160 – a great price for a little budget phone, let alone one equipped like this. Unfortunately, it was hard to get too excited about the phablet initially due to expectations that we might not see it made available outside China. This week brings us good news, as Meizu ...

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    Arguably the busiest markets for smartphones right now are those in Southeast Asia, where the fortunes of companies are made and lost over their abilities to capture the buying power of shoppers faced with an increasingly attractive array of options. That's meant a lot of very affordable hardware, and some of it relatively high-spec. Companies like Meizu have managed to do quite well for themselves in this space, and late last month we saw the company introduce its latest handset, the M1 Note. The very iPhone-looking model arrived with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, but phones that large – ...

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