Meizu are also expected to launch a “Meizu Max”


Pretty surprising news we had today from Meizu, but there might be more up the sleeve of this phone maker.

After years of making phones that look exactly like one another, today Meizu pulled the covers off their new phones and shocked plenty of on lookers/

It looks like Meizu saw that OnePlus had dropped their OnePlus X, and decided the world needed a Meizu branded clone with Oppo inspired fingerprint scanner to boot, and that is what we’ve actually got.

If you missed it the Meizu U10 and U20 will be 1000 Yuan phones with “premium” build, but who will ultimately cannibalise sales of their ‘M’ range of phones.

meizu max

But this isn’t what we are concerning ourselves with here though, what we want to hear about is this mystery Meizu Max? Well apparently Meizu will unveil the Meizu Max on the 5th September with a price tag of around 1499 Yuan and a similar design to the new ‘U’ phones.

Don’t be surprised if Meizu announce Mediatek chipsets, 12 mega-pixel rear camera, and around 3GB RAM as this seems to be the flavour of the month.

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14 Comments

  1. Adam Nazifi
    August 24, 2016

    Yep Andi, 13 megapixels, f 2.2 aperture . 3GB RAM coupled with 32GB ROM, and 4GB coupled with 64GB Rom. I think its time Apple brings something new for these Sheep’s to follow

    • balcobomber25
      August 24, 2016

      Maybe it’s time for Meizu to introduce new antennae lines for Apple to copy.

      • Faress ElFarissi
        August 24, 2016

        Hhhh so true

      • sere83
        August 26, 2016

        tbf they do owe apple after ripping off the iPhone 4 here.

        • balcobomber25
          August 26, 2016

          tbf the only thing it shares with the iPhone 4 is being white and having a somewhat rectangular shape. If anything they ripped off the basic principle of geometry. The rectangular shape contrary to popular belief was not invented by Apple in the early 2000’s but was instead first recorded in history around 1500BC. Meizu ripped off the Vedic People!!!

          • sere83
            August 26, 2016

            lol, apart from the exact same positioning and shape of the camera/flash, same logo positioning, same glass back, same colour schemes, same antennae bands, same edging.

            • balcobomber25
              August 26, 2016

              Most of your “sames” are generic features phone on numerous phones:

              Shape of camera – circle (once again Apple didn’t invent shapes)
              Logo positioning – Apple wasn’t the first to put their logo in the middle of the phone
              color schemes – nearly every brand at one point in time has offered white and black options
              Antennae Bands – iPhone 4 had visible side antennae bands above the volume rocker and at the bottom this doesn’t appear to have them.
              Edging – Apple didn’t invent rounded edges.

              About the only same would be the glass back which Apple was one of the first to do.

            • sere83
              August 26, 2016

              It not about generic shapes its about the choices they made overall as a package and they made a load of design desicicions that has made a product that bares a striking resemblance to those made on the iPhone 4. They didn’t have to use all glass backs in black and white, they didnt have to position the camera wher they did or make its surround circular and stick it in the top right and with the flash to the right. They didnt have to use the edging etc etc, or that angle of curve on the corners, they made a load of optional decisions the same as the iphone 4 by choice. Take their other phones like the meizu M3s, that doesn’t look like an iphone 4 does it? Not hating i really like this design but its is clearly very similar to an iphone 4. Show me a phone that looked like this before the iPhone 4.

            • balcobomber25
              August 26, 2016

              It is about generic shapes and generic choices. The Meizu and the iPhone look almost nothing alike other than both being white and rectangular with rounded edges. The Meizu is bigger than 4, has a completely different front, completely different sides, completely different dimensions, different location of the buttons. The only resemblance you have is the location of the camera and the glass back.

              But the design of the iPhone itself was stolen from designs that Sony had been working as we discovered in the Samsung/Apple lawsuit.

              “In documents obtained by Samsung a CAD drawing of a smartphone that looks remarkably like the iPhone 4 (and a bit like the earlier iPhones) pops up on Apple’s servers clearly branded “Sony”.

              Samsung believes the design was not directly stolen from Sony. Rather, “in February 2006, before the claimed iPhone design was conceived, Apple executive Tony Fadell circulated a news article to Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive and others. In the article, a Sony designer discussed Sony designs for portable electronic devices that lacked buttons and other ‘excessive ornamentation,’ fit in the hand, were ‘square with a screen’ and had ‘corners [which] have been rounded out.'”

              According to Samsung, Apple then assigned Shin Nishibori — a Japanese industrial designer who worked for Apple since 2002 — to mock up what that text description might look like. This was the result of those mockups:

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e03379437336ded756145635d047baf549e157e2e84daa84f79b28d14091e7ab.jpg

            • sere83
              August 26, 2016

              Stolen or not there was never a sony phone that came to market that looked like that was there. So the iphone was the first real product that looked like that. Still dont understand how you cant see the strong resemblance. Apart from the size and home button they are pretty much exactly the same design, in 2010 no phones look like this and most of the phones meizu has ever done have been heavily influenced by apple design to the point they even faced apple litigation. Meizus first phone the m8 was well know to be an iphone clone. Not sure how this could be more obvious….so a company known for cloning apple and making heavily apple design influenced products makes a phone that looks extremely similar to an apple phone but they didn’t get the idea from apple…..if you cant read between the line i cant help i’m affraid.

            • balcobomber25
              August 27, 2016

              Because it doesn’t look extremely similar to an apple phone, it shares basic design principles that an Apple phone once used. If you showed this to 10 random people on the street and removed all logo’s more people would say it looks like a Samsung or a Sony phone.

            • sere83
              August 27, 2016

              lol, if you cant see the irony in the idea that a company that used to make apple clones and makes mainly apple influenced products now makes a phone that shares many design principles with apple but you think somehow isn’t influenced by or trying to copy apple i don’t know what more to say…

  2. Oscar
    August 25, 2016

    Meizu Pro 5 is currently the best phone in meizus lineup. Why can they not just release a 5.7inch or above phone with decent specs, I don’t mind a helio x25, its just the bloody screen size which is an issue with me.

    • Karly Johnston
      August 25, 2016

      It is pretty sad the best thing they have is 18 months old.