Meizu Planning To Launch Dual Camera Qualcomm Flagship


Meizu and Qualcomm may just have buried the hatchet as rumours surface of a new Meizu flagship with Snapdragon processors running the show.

Meizu has had a very rocky history with Qualcomm. For years, Meizu skirted 3G and LTE patents by remaining out of international markets and using Samsung, then Meizu processors, but that trick only kept them safe until last year.

Last year we saw Qualcomm take Meizu to court over royalty fees owed to the chip maker, the interesting thing was it was only last year that Meizu released it’s first ever smartphone with Qualcomm chipset (a China only device).

New rumours though now suggest that Meizu and Qualcomm have finally resolved their legal spat and the two brands are already working closely together to launch an all new flagship device.

This flagship could be the Meizu Pro 7, which apparently will be the first Meizu handset to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. This landmark device will also be the first Meizu to receive dual cameras on the rear of the phone and a curved display! A lot of firsts there and a lot to really give Meizu a much needed push.

Beyond the flagship phone there is also a strong belief that Meizu will launch a midrange phone using an ocatcore Snapdragon 626 chipset running at 2.2Ghz. This may be a ‘lite’ version to the flagship Pro 7 or a different device all together.

What do you think of these rumours? Let us know in the comments below.

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12 Comments

  1. MattD
    March 14, 2017

    I won’t believe it until I see it, but maybe there’s a slight chance of this happening this time around, since mediatek is ditching meizu for vernee.

  2. Yaweh
    March 14, 2017

    Actually it’s nice to hear that the fights are being put aside so as to build something together.

  3. kekrembeç
    March 14, 2017

    MTK is sucking for 2 years. Also, meizu too!

  4. MattD
    March 14, 2017

    I won’t believe it until I see it, but maybe there’s a slight chance of this happening this time around, since mediatek is ditching meizu for vernee.

  5. Rino AP
    March 14, 2017

    until i see the device, i won’t belive it.

  6. Yaweh
    March 14, 2017

    Actually it’s nice to hear that the fights are being put aside so as to build something together.

  7. Guest
    March 14, 2017

    MTK is sucking for 2 years. Also, meizu too!

  8. Rino AP
    March 15, 2017

    until i see the device, i won’t belive it.

  9. Wolvie
    March 16, 2017

    Frankly speaking i never like flagship as i never have enough budget to buy. Money nowadays is very hard to earn and my budget for smartphone is quite average for most people between $125 – $200.

    If the hardware spec are really good probably i can extend my budget to $250 but anything above $250 normally i will not buy.

    Anything below $125 normally either the hardware spec are too low-end so it is not worth to buy (must think long term use) or the quality/durability of the products sucks. I don’t want to buy something that cannot last, with proper care at least must able to work decently for 2 years.

    If Meizu think more cleary, they will do mid-level using qualcomm 652 – 653 or 660.
    Look at Xiaomi over the past years selling , the one that always selling the most is their mainstream mid-level redmi note 3 pro series.

    I hope Meizu don’t make the same stupid mistake focusing their resources on high-end smartphones that less buyers willing to buy.

    • March 17, 2017

      Well said, some1 who shares my opinion. I have never used a flagship as I don’t see the need as I get more for less when I buy a midranger. My redmi note 3 pro which I got for $160 and 64GB SD at $30,has never let me down and I love it! My next upgrade will probably be a snapdragon 653 or 660 powered, provided it doesn’t go above 200, or 250 at most!
      If meizu gives us a worthy device we may just consider it.

  10. Guest
    March 16, 2017

    Frankly speaking i never like flagship as i never have enough budget to buy. Money nowadays is very hard to earn and my budget for smartphone is quite average for most people between $125 – $200.

    If the hardware spec are really good probably i can extend my budget to $250 but anything above $250 normally i will not buy.

    Anything below $125 normally either the hardware spec are too low-end so it is not worth to buy (must think long term use) or the quality/durability of the products sucks. I don’t want to buy something that cannot last, with proper care at least must able to work decently for 2 years.

    If Meizu think more cleary, they will do mid-level using qualcomm 652 – 653 or 660.
    Look at Xiaomi over the past years selling , the one that always selling the most is their mainstream mid-level redmi note 3 pro series.

    I hope Meizu don’t make the same stupid mistake focusing their resources on high-end smartphones that less buyers willing to buy.

    • kfjm254
      March 17, 2017

      Well said, some1 who shares my opinion. I have never used a flagship as I don’t see the need as I get more for less when I buy a midranger. My redmi note 3 pro which I got for $160 and 64GB SD at $30,has never let me down and I love it! My next upgrade will probably be a snapdragon 653 or 660 powered, provided it doesn’t go above 200, or 250 at most!
      If meizu gives us a worthy device we may just consider it.