Quite a historical day today for Meizu, with a new phone, smart products and even a version of their Meizu m1 note powered by a Qualcomm chip!
Of all the news that came out of the Meizu “Connected” launch today what most surprised me was the fact that Meizu have teamed up with Qualcomm to launch a version of the Meizu m1 note for China Telecom’s CDMA network.
The regular version of the Meizu m1 note i.e the version that is already on sale and will eventually launch internationally, is powered by a Mediatek MT6572 chipset. The MT6752 is highly regarded by those of us who have tested it and many rate if over Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 chip.
So which Qualcomm chipset will Meizu be using in the China Telecom phone? Yes, you guessed it the octacore Snapdragon 615 chipset with Adreno 405 GPU. From a technical point of view using the 615 means that CDMA users in China will have a less powerful phone, but from a business point of view the news is quite exciting.
Meizu have never used a Qualcomm processor to date, instead opting for Mediatek or Samsung chips. This cooperation might be the sign of things to come. Is it possible that future Meizu phones will also get the Qualcomm treatment? How about a Meizu MX5 running a Snapdragon 810? Let us know what you think in the comments below.