Meizu to launch 4G phone with Mediatek processor next year?


Rumour has it that Meizu’s first Mediatek equipped phone could also be the companies first attempt to enter the 4G LTE market.

Meizu’s current phones, the MX2 and MX3 both run processors from Korean phone maker Samsung, but for their LTE phone there is a chance that Meizu might approach Mediatek! Rumours on Chinese tech sites cite recent news that Meizu have been approved to use Mediatek processors in future phones as part of the evidence an LTE Meizu phone is on the horizon and the imminent arrival of 4G across China as reason enough to believe such a phone could go in to production.

Mediatek phones are often regarded as low/mid range devices, and Meizu have always considered themselves a premium level phone maker. So has the rennet launch of Mediatek’s 8-core chipset have them changed their mind, have Meizu had a change of heart, or are these rumours just nonsense?

Regardless of Meizu’s involvement or not, Mediatek will be launch a 4G LTE solution next year. The chipsets will come in both quad and octa-core variants and will support TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and GSM networks.

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2 Comments

  1. The Chosen One
    November 28, 2013

    Hey Andi do you have any concrete news, say from MediaTek themselves as to what the ETA on the 4G chips would most likely be?

    I am going to upgrade to an Octa-Core in the near future just holding out for a Zopo vs Others review so I’ll know if I am staying with Zopo or not!

    I have their ZP900 Leader and it has taken a beating and still comes back for more so I am loyal to them in that regard, unless of course a more reputable brand totally destroys their current 8 core flagship in every catergory including price, then, and only then would I switch loyalties.

    Thats the only reason I didn’t become one of the “First 5000”! I am truly holding out to see what the competition would bring to the table.

    After all I have too as I always upgrade in pairs, one unit for me and the other for my wife!

    I opted to forego a Quad-Core upgrade for us and held out for the Octa-Core release but its not going to make any sense for me to upgrade in January and the 4G Chips release in March or April!

    So any info that you’ve acquired be it from MediaTek themselves, or a trusted source, as long as it has a higher percentage of logical potential vs speculation or being an unconfirmed rumor, then, please do share!

    • November 29, 2013

      Their roadmap stated 2nd half of the year so after March is as close as I can guess.