It feels like an eternity since we last heard some juicy Meizu rumours, so here are 3 of the current trending tips from everyone’s favourite Zhuhai based phone maker.
Last year was a great year for Meizu and the year which showed that they were back and ready to take on the big names. We say the release of the MX4 in September 2014, the MX4 Pro in October and the M1 note in December.
So far for 2015 Meizu released the M1 in China, but there is more on the way if current rumours are to be believed.
First up it is rumoured that on May 18th Meizu will hold an event where they will announce the launch of a Avenger’s themed Meizu MX4 and M1 Note devices. The only teasers we have seen are of a white MX4 and Yellow M1 note with Avengers logos on the rear. We have seen something similar from Samsung already and it is rumoured Oppo could be offering something similar.
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As the year progresses it has been suggested that we could see the release of a 2nd generation Meizu Note model. The Meizu M2 Note is rumoured to have an alloy body rather than plastic and will feature a built in fingerprint scanner similar to the Meizu MX4.
Later in June, 30th of June is the date that insiders are telling us, the Meizu MX5 will launch. Again this will be a metal bodied phone with fingerprint scanner.
It is highly likely that these future Meizu models will use Mediatek chips, after the Taiwanese chip giant recently invested in to the smartphone maker.
As with all rumours we should take the news with a pinch of salt and wait to see what actually pans out, the release of new Meizu phones is an exciting prospect, but for international fans it might not mean too much as fas outside of China can only currently buy the MX4 and MX4 Pro officially. The M1 Note is still listed as coming soon (as it has for the past few month).
Who needs an Avenger’s themed smartphone? With my edding I can paint on the backcover what ever I want …
But a lot of international Meizu fans need FDD 800MHz Band 20 as it is offered by JiaYu or Elephone or iOcean or …
Hell they don’t offer all the GSM nor 3G bands, what makes you think they will offer more LTE bands.
I need FDD 700MHz Band 28!
Band 28 isn’t common so you won’t find it on many phones but it is used on some of Taiwan’s networks. Find phones which have an official presence in Taiwan and you might be able to buy their version.
Avengers printed on the back of the phone?
Meh… Not even that good of a movie to have it printed for the whole life cycle of the phone. People who will buy it will look like fools 3 months after the movie’s release!
If anything you can buy an Avengers sticker for about $1 US and stick on the back of your phone. I like the movie but not enough to buy a special edition phone.
This is the same as going for a stupid tattoo and look like a fool for the your whole life cycle. But I don’t know if there are equivalents to stickers for drawing dicks on your skin…
MX-5 with Helios X20? Things could get interesting,..
I just hope Helio X20 will be good.
I am not a Mediatek or a Qualcomm fanboy i like both of them (as well as Nvidia, Samung and Kirin) but I think X20 is going to be a game changer. Mediatek still carries the “cheap” stigma in the west and with some tech writers, the x20 is going to blow their minds.
Yeah, i totally agree with you.
i love the fact that semiconductor technology progresses so much faster than other industries…i would love to play awesome graphical games but sometimes i feel too old for that now..still then excited about X10/X20.
I can’t get into games on my phones, occasionally some light ones like cookie run but that’s about it. Now my PS4 I can play for hours haha….
It could well be the case. The first X20 phone most probably will be Meizu, but can Mediatek compete with 14nm chips from Samsung? I think not this year.
Until we get some real world tests of the MTK that remains to be seen. The real chips to keep an eye on are the upcoming 16nm chips from Huawei the 940 and 950. Those sound like they will go toe to toe with the Samsung chips.
Huawei have produces great chips in the past year, but their phones are too expensive, I`d much rather go with Xiaomi or Meizu.
I agree with you I also don’t like Huawei’s UI they use. But their Kirin chips are amazing.
In-house SoC is the way to ho, I just wish more would use custom Cpu cores and/or graphics. Just wait when Nintendo builds their own phone next year. The first headset truly dedicated to gaming.
Nintendo is building a phone?? How did I miss this news.
If its anything like their consoles it will be under-powered and have little to no support from developers.
Well, it`s not official, but I think that Nintendo will enter the mobile market with their own platform and software next year. There have been rumors circulating for years now, and Nintendo announced that they are bringing their software to mobile users recently. Half of the rumors went true, pretty sure the other half is true as well.
Shame that their phones are so expensive.
I need WCDMA 900MHz and 2100MHz + LTE 800MHz + 1800MHz…
It’s simialar with Xiaomi… I’d like to buy Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM to stop lagging MIUI but they don’t produce 2GB with WCDMA 900MHz (so the Phone is useless outside any town in Poland). So I have to buy Redmi 2 with 1GB RAM… Not to mention that I was waiting for MI4I, but again this phone was without WCDMA 900MHz… ech
It sounds like it’s time to let Xiaomi go my friend. Don’t get caught up in a name. Just like Apple enthusiasts
Well, I hope Meizu will keep the halo button on the normal MX5 as on the normal MX4 now. It is much better designed than the button with fingerprint sensor.
And BTW, for European Customers, You can buy the International Meizu’s at pixmania.com too.
I just hope they retain the 4:3 aspect ratio, so much pointless vertical screen space that prevents larger phones from fitting in my pocket.
Also some proper custom roms would be nice, its locked to a terrible flyme OS which may or may not work in other countries.
By time this Avengers phone come, avengers the movie would be old news
I cant believe that Meizu put the power button the top AGAIN!!! looks like one more meizu that I wont be buying (shame), can some body please post a rant about this obvious design flaw because I’m too annoyed at this and I might not stop till morning……