Meizu Blue Charm Note leaks as possible upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note challenger
Mar21

Meizu Blue Charm Note leaks as possible upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note challenger

It looks like Xiaomi’s Hongmi started a war in China. Competitors for it (and especially the newly unveiled Hongmi Note) are popping up everywhere. Mere hours ago we told you about Lenovo’s entrant in this field of crazy cheap devices with decent specs, the S898T, and now it seems that Meizu will join in too. So far Meizu has been known for premium devices that aren’t exactly cheap (by Chinese standards, that is),...

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Meizu MX4 will come in two versions
Dec27

Meizu MX4 will come in two versions

Meizu may be feeling some heat from the rise of Xiaomi and many other smartphone makers that were very small just a couple of years ago, but the company that was first called “China’s Apple” isn’t going to go down without a fight. And fight it will, it seems, with its next product. We’ve already told you that the Meizu MX4 will sport a 5.5-inch 2,560×1,536 touchscreen, making it one of the first...

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Meizu wants to enter the US market, will showcase devices at CES
Dec19

Meizu wants to enter the US market, will showcase devices at CES

Way, way before Xiaomi was cool in China there was Meizu. Well, the company obviously still exists, but recently it’s been ever so slightly pushed off of the spotlight by Xiaomi. Yet Meizu was the first Chinese handset maker that focused on quality, in an era where other domestic manufacturers were struggling to put out devices with features and build quality to rival those of Apple or the big Android players. It’s a...

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Take that XPlay 3S. Meizu MX4G will come with even sharper 2560x1536px resolution 5.5” display
Dec02

Take that XPlay 3S. Meizu MX4G will come with even sharper 2560x1536px resolution 5.5” display

Smartphone display resolution war in China has officially entered the crazy territory. At first there was Vivo, telling the world that their XPlay 3S smartphone will come equipped with 2K (2560×1440)  resolution display. Now Meizu’s J. Wong – former CEO and Flyme interface skin developer – has chimed in with the news about upcoming MX4G flagship. Which will have  an even bigger, 5.5”  2560x1536px resolution screen. If you crunch...

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As contract phones approach 60% in China, Meizu cries foul, calls preinstalled carrier apps “a pile of garbage”
Jun21

As contract phones approach 60% in China, Meizu cries foul, calls preinstalled carrier apps “a pile of garbage”

Just a few years ago Chinese carriers exercised very little control over mobile phone market. Most of mobile phones were sold without carrier contracts and subsidies, through third party retail channels. This gave the rise to incredible innovation in Chinese mobile phones, with hundreds of cellphone factories operating out of Shenzhen district. It also facilitated the rise of the emerging Chinese brands like Meizu, Xiaomi, Oppo and...

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Meizu MX3 PCB prompts speculation about 5.5″ or bigger screen
May28

Meizu MX3 PCB prompts speculation about 5.5″ or bigger screen

Among the new Chinese smartphone upstarts like Oppo, Xiaomi, Meizu, Coolpad, etc; – Meizu has been around, or at least known outside China, the longest. Back in 2007, branching out of mp3 players, Meizu caused quite a stir in phone geek circles by announcing a blatant copy of iPhone, only 4 days after Steve Jobs unveiled the original. Of course, Meizu device was a vaporware, and with only Windows Mobile available as an OS to run it,...

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