Meizu fans have another upcoming smartphone from the Zhuhai based phone maker to lust over but is it the Meizu MX6 or Meizu Metal 2?
Meizu have already had a strong start this year with the launch of the Meizu Pro 6, M3 note and M3, what’s next is likely to be an updated Meizu Metal 2 or a Meizu MX6 and new leaks give us some indication of what to expect.
These images show photos taken at a factory in China where the CNC alloy chassis of the new Meizu is being made. The rear aspect is typical Meizu with holes for the camera and LED flash, but from the sides things have changed.
From what we can make out, the new Meizu MX6 (or Metal 2) will be much thinner than previous Meizu phones. This is indicated with a 3.5mm headphone jack in the base that barely has a hair of material at the top.
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The photo of the base also shows us room for a a mic, screws to hold the panel in place, a single speaker and USB port. Interesting the USB port in the photo looks like a standard USB rather than a Type C plus but this might just be the angle the photo was taken at.
Apparently Meizu will launch the MX6 and Metal 2 in June, so expect a few more leaks to make the news in the meantime.
Not interested in aliyun os
yeah i agree, Alliyun OS is really bad news
I believe it’s just the same flyme os with ali account service inside it.
Flyme is bad enough for the sole reason that it is centred around a (physical) home button…
I’m perfectly happy with it. In fact i started to liking it. Well, it’s more to my personal taste i think.
You used a meizu phone before? Capacitive home button is much more intuitive and easy to use than three button layout once you get used to it.
Losing track of the phones Meizu’s been launching…
Xiaomi has 2x the number of models.
Meizu has launched m3, m3 Note and Pro 6 recently. 3 very different models at very different price points.
Xiaomi has Redmi 3, Redmi 3 with fingerprint, Note 3 and Note 3 Pro, Mi 4s ,substantially different versions of the MI5 and soon the Max.
atleast Xiaomi are still holding good … i think meizu have an internal storm brewing …
too much lax in their design methodology !
Doubt their sales are weak enough for that to happen.
However, i’ve been saying for a while that they need to dump the home button and stop having all their models look the same.If they want to keep growing anyway. Then again, design is lacking in general, others aren’t doing much.
Xiaomi is not holding well actually. In Q1 it seems that sales were down on year. They had shortages for the MI5 but now there is competition too, as others are launching SD820 devices. Their international expansion is slow . Their product line is messy, too many models, they might have too many generals and they lack coherence .It used to be simple, Redmi, Redmi Note and the flagship.Easier to do marketing with a clear product line that anyone can remember and they need that kind of clarity when they are mostly online only. Sure just 3 product lines is less than ideal and i am not suggesting they should only have 3. It’s ok to cover a broader range of sizes and price points but they need to keep it simpler. They have other problems too but Xiaomi is not the topic here so lets not go any further.
Last year i was expecting Xiaomi to get to 120 million units but they just didn’t had the products they needed to and they got to only 70+ million.This year it won’t e easy and they need to do something about MIUI,, it is gaining the reputation of being slow and bloated.
ok … so MIUI is horrible … (hopefully they do something on that)
and they have too many generals ? what are generals ?
also , in your opinion , how could they expand their product line from 3 but still keep it simple , esp for the naive consumer?
any similar remedies for Meizu ?? im also starting to get that disillusion on them :/
Generals as in folks that take the decisions. hard to believe that a single person decides on the entire product line as their product line is too messy.
Napoleon said ‘Nothing in war is more important than unity of
command. Thus when war is waged against a single power
there must be but one army, acting on one line and led by
one chief…Better one bad general than two good
MIUI 8 should be launched on May 10, we’ll see if its better but it will be hard to reverse the perception.
The more products they have, the harder it is to do the marketing for each one, each extra product is dilutive from a marketing point of view. Cover the sizes and price points you need to cover but don’t go spamming and keep the naming scheme clear.
Meizu has m3, m3 Note, Metal ,MX and Pro. Hard to say if MX and Metal will be refreshed. The odd move was m2 and m2 Note launching right after m1 but other than that the lineup is not confusing. They do have a large gap between the 799CNY m3 Note and the Pro 6 at 2499 CNY so they do need a Metal or MX device soon. Anyway, don’t think their sales will be too bad but they need to up their game to keep growing fast.
Some good points but I disagree about meizu dumping home button. Meizu has become recognizable for their home button now and actually it is the best home button there is given its multiple functionality as fprint and capacitive back button. I actually don’t feel they ever got the credit they deserved as in my mind its a far more cleaner intuitive navigation system than androids traditional 3 button lay out. I agree an oval home button is boring and every compnay is doing it now but I still think it is the best place for a home button. Also I think the fact meizus devices look similar is good because it gives them a proper consistent recognizable design language which is actually quite rare now in the industry. Xiaomi on the other hand is all over the place no consistency at all really, just throw every design at the wall and hope for the best. In many ways xiaomi has become a clone of Samsung with regards to both their marketing and product strategy despite the fact the like to see them self as a services company. They have flooded the market with product just like samsung, and now have a confused product line that is very hard to maintain software wise. I also agree MIUI is fast gaining a bad reputation like touchwiz for bloatedness & performance issues. The xioami products i have owned recently are significantly worse performance wise than my original xiaomi m1 that ran MIUI V4 and V5. In terms of performance depletion as well, xiaomi products after a few monthes tend take deteriorate quickly and bugs become apparent in part due to the pointless weekly updates that often add issues and the sheer weight of badly implemented features and bloat in the roms. Some of their hardware also has questionable build quality although is still better than the majority of small chinese manufacturers. I still think meizu are the better company with greater potential though as they are more design focused on both software and hardware and flyme despite being buggy is more lightweight and just works better. Meizus problem is that they arent placing resources in the right place. Ubuntu was a failed unnecessary probably quite costly experiment. Their whole focus should be towards bug fixing and most importantly optimizing their cameras so their cameras lead in every price bracket. Obviously quick and solid android updates too. Producing a tighter portfolio of solidly speced well performing devices should always be the priority.
There is neither a “Redmi Note 3 Pro” nor a “Redmi 3 Pro”… Both “names” a completely made up by Customers and/or Resellers
Never mentioned a Redmi 3 Pro, that’s your invention. As for the Note 3 Pro, you claim is false and of no relevant here, the model exists and that’s what counts. Look at the link, Xiaomi itself labels it as Pro http://www.mi.com/note3/pro/
they have been lacking this year … damn shame !
Same look again and again….
2thick4me, I can even see the third dimension… Like wtf?! We need a 2D phones nowadays… This thing has the risk to still have some kind of battery, although smaller than a smartwatch: it’s not enough yet, we need less and less! I’m not considering buying phones which have enough battery to finish the boot animation when unplugged!
Sarcasm…. Uhmmm “I enjoy” hahaha
once clone ever clone…. poor meizu !
Those comments about meizu flyme and xiaomi miui makes me rofl, I used both and all the phones worked perfectly, 0 bugs, slows, etc. I am still using meizu m2 note, redmi note 3 mtk and snapdragon versions with 2 gb 16 gb.