Meizu files patent for a router, launch soon?


Meizu’s had quite a hectic year. Device after device, market after market has been the story of 2015 for Meizu so far, but the brand doesn’t seem to want to stop.

There’s word going around that Meizu is working on the launch of the MX5 Pro, but a confirmation from the company is pending yet. What we do know is that Meizu might well be on course to launch a Xiaomi Mi Router-esque device, something which a recent patent filing confirmed for us.

Without trying to put it mildly, I’ll say that the router seems pretty much inspired by Xiaomi’s offering. That’s all we know so far, because its only the diagrams that we have access to so far.

However, that doesn’t stop us from speculating. The Mi Router is a powerful system that can double up as a NAS; Meizu will most certainly include that functionality and then more, perhaps. Smart homes are the ‘in’ thing right now, and making a router that can also act as an access point for all your household electronics is something definitely possible.

Dealing with the price is going to be tricky for Meizu, anything around (and hopefully lower) than the Xiaomi alternative is what we’re expecting to see.

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4 Comments

  1. Silens
    August 28, 2015

    To me it seems like Meizu is just plugging up holes, catching up and wasting time and money.
    Rather than innovating, and listening to their customers and their desires, they’re trying to equalize themselves with Xiaomi.

  2. Jay
    August 28, 2015

    I liked Meizu back when they made one phone a year and had no billion bucks to spend… (Still use the MX3 and not thinking about changing it or Flyme 3)

  3. Hiwyx
    August 29, 2015

    Xiaomi routers have lack of 1000Mbps.
    I could be interested in a nice looking cheap router with Gbps an 2 usb ports (usb3 would be a serious selling point I guess