Meizu have had some big phone launches with Mediatek powered phones over the past 12 months, and another might be in the works.
Following Meizu we have seen them release phones one after the other, even when it has meant making new phones obsolete before their time. It’s odd to see but not unique to the Zhuhai phone maker (Xiaomi also released the Mi4c as an alternative to the Mi4i after just a few months), but surely we can’t be expected to see the Meizu MX6 so soon can we?
News from Chinese media claims that Meizu are hoping to be the world’s first phone maker to release a Helio X20 phone. The X20 is the first 10 core chipset and the next exciting MTK processor to be made available to Chinese phone makers.
Currently Meizu offer the Meizu MX5 with Mediatek Helio X10 chip, and the newly launch Meizu Pro 5 with Samsung Exynos processor. Their next phone will most likely be the Meizu MX6, and that will come with a Helio X20.
Sources in China say that Meizu seem happy with the rest of the MX5 hardware and that the MX6 will keep the same 3GB RAM and 21 mega-pixel rear camera. A launch date of the first quarter of 2016 has been suggested too.
Launching the first Helio X20 phone will be great in terms of marketing, but for Meizu it might do more harm than good. Meizu fans have already seen the MX4, MX4 Pro, M1, M1 Note, MX5, M2 and M2 note come and go in just 12 months, how will they react to the release of another phone?