Meizu boss confirms smaller Redmi 2 killer will be added to their lineup this year


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Meizu boss Huang Zhang has confirmed on Weibo that a smaller Meizu handset will launch this year which will compete directly with the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 2.

Yesterday details of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 were revealed listing the phone as a 699 Yuan device with Snapdragon 410 chipset, slightly larger battery and a slightly thinner design (compared to the Redmi 1S). Although specifications were a little underwhelming for the Redmi 2, it still weighs in as a good phone for the money and will likely prove to be popular in China and other emerging markets.

Well that’s Xiaomi’s plan at least, until Meizu bosses confirmed today a new low-cost Meizu phone is coming to market soon that will compete on price and have better specification than the Redmi 2.

All that has been confirmed is the new Meizu will have a display size of around 5-inch, likely 4.7-inch as these leaks pointed out late last year. Chances are it will be a FHD 1080 phone powered by a Mediatek 64bit processor and have similar unibody construction as the Meizu m1 note.

A launch date and pricing are still unconfirmed but we expect t see the mystery phone ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations coming in a few weeks.

[ Weibo ]
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6 Comments

  1. Guest
    January 5, 2015

    Honestly I’m happy to see this,We are all going to take advantage of these “fights” between manufacturers.because to compete they have to make better phones or give them for a better price.
    Same about SoC manufacturers.Only one year ago Mediatek was the king of low-end devices while Qualcomm ruled the high specs phones.Today they can easily compete on both segments and the gap is narrowing a lot.
    Meizu can make good phones,but IMO,their products are a little overpriced and this is the field where they can easily lose against Xiaomi (i’m talking about numbers here)
    Let’s see if they really deliver this product at a competitive price.

  2. Bojan Radovanović
    January 5, 2015

    Well if they just shrink m1 note to 4,7` HD, keep rest of spec and even price…i would buy it.

    • Airyl
      January 5, 2015

      For a dollar?

      • Bojan Radovanović
        January 5, 2015

        I know You are trying to be sarcastic, but it is not very funny, even more it’s stupid comment. And to give you equally stupid answer…yeah for dolar I would buy 1000 of them by that price.

        You don’t have to buy it, but I know that price is…999 yuan in CN. So, price for EU will be 200-230$, and thats more then good price

    • aminiesta
      January 5, 2015

      +1020

  3. David Košič
    January 6, 2015

    If only their OS wouldn’t be so convoluted. That’s at how I feel about it anyway.