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Meizu Unveils Their $33 Smart Band For Fitness Tracking Called The Meizu Band

Along with their new Meizu M5 Note smartphone that released today, Meizu is also launching their fitness band called the Meizu Band.  Priced at just ¥229 ($33 USD), this fitness tracker is an extremely affordable alternative to the popular Fitbit tracker bands.  Unfortunately, for U.S. users, this device is not yet available for sale in the U.S. just yet.  The Meizu band will hit the shelves on December 8th with pre-orders beginning today.

Features for the Meizu Band include:

  • Touch Display Screen
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Clock
  • Count steps
  • Computes calorie burn
  • Pairs with smartphones via bluetooth and works with Meizu’s app
  • Incoming call or text notifications
  • Reminder to move around if you stay idle for too long
  • Locate missing phone that’s connected to the band
  • Integrated body design with concealed OLED screen
  • 7 day battery life in use and 15 days idle
  • Wireless charging, connect to charger magnetically, no cord connections
  • IP67 waterproof rating, submerge in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes

What do you guys think about the Meizu Band?  Looking forward to availability in the U.S.?

Meizu Mix is a new smartwatch with an analog watchface

Meizu Mix

Meizu Mix

#Meizu has just announced its crowd-funded smartwatch, the Mix. The wearable will be sold with an analog watchface, which makes it quite unique among the wearables available in the market today. The wearable will be available in Denim, Leather and Stainless Steel with Black and Silver variants on offer. It is running a customized smartwatch OS, so there’s no Android Wear on board.

The watch comes with a 42mm case, which makes it quite similar to the Moto 360. Although it lacks a proper touchscreen digital display, it does come with some smartwatch oriented features underneath. The 270 mAh battery is supposedly capable of offering 240 days of standby.

Given the limitations, Meizu is seeking the help of crowd funding site Taobao to fund this campaign. There’s no word on a global release at this point, but knowing Meizu, it’s probably going to remain within China and its neighboring regions. We expect the wearable to be more freely available as the months progress.

The Meizu Mix will be priced at 999 CNY ($150), 1,299 CNY ($196) and 1,499 CNY ($226) for the Denim, Leather and Stainless Steel models. Seems pretty reasonable given the classic look and the elegance that it offers.

What do you think?

Source: Anzhuo

Via: Android Headlines

Chinese manufacturer Meizu reportedly sold 20 million smartphones in 2015

Meizu MX5

It’s common knowledge by now that Chinese manufacturers are very successful in their home region, thanks to the ultra low pricing and the features that they pack in their device.

One such manufacturer is #Meizu, which has now reported sales of 20 million smartphones in 2015 alone. This is quite a big figure for a company that operates from within Asia, with practically no presence in the U.S. or other major markets of the world. Meizu’s most recent device the PRO 5 was launched a couple of months ago and is already a hit in the Chinese markets.

This goes to show how competitive the Asian markets are today with the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei etc also among the successful companies in the region. With 2016 promising more phones, the competition will no doubt increase and the companies will have to step up their game in order to remain successful in the regions.

Source: Meizu – Translated

Via: Phone Arena

Meizu MX4 Pro up for grabs globally at $379

Meizu MX4 Pro

Meizu MX4 Pro

The Meizu MX4 Pro smartphone was announced back in October by the Chinese manufacturer. While most of us figured that the smartphone would be limited to the Asian markets, the company made it available to the world through online portal Oppomart. Today, the smartphone has received a price cut for the global customers.

The 16GB model of the smartphone can be yours now for just $379 if you live outside China. Previously, the smartphone was priced at $549. The 32GB model will set you back by $429 while the 64GB model isn’t available for purchase outside China. Users can pick from Grey, Silver and Gold color variants.

Don’t let the price tag fool you though as the MX4 Pro is capable of competing with the biggest flagships in the market today. The handset sports a 5.5 inch 2K resolution display, a 20.7-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, an octa core Exynos 5430 SoC, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 3,350 mAh battery to keep the device going for long.

Will you be interested in a device like the MX4 Pro? Sound off below.

Source: Oppomart

Via: Android Headlines

Meizu to show off Ubuntu version of the MX4 smartphone at the MWC

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch has been available for quite some time now. Canonical, the developers behind Ubuntu, have partnered with a number of manufacturers to show off the software on their devices. It seems like Chinese manufacturer Meizu will be the latest to join the list of companies to support Ubuntu.

The company will reportedly show off the software on the MX4 flagship which was announced in September last year. The two companies have been believed to be working on the software for a long time now, so it was only a matter of time before Meizu unveiled hardware running on Ubuntu.

It’s not clear yet if the Ubuntu Edition MX4 will be available for purchase on a global scale, but considering the popularity of the smartphone in the Asian markets, we’re hoping they will be available for sale subsequently.

The Android version of the MX4 is currently available online for roughly around $350, so we can expect a similar price tag for the Ubuntu version as well.

The Meizu MX4 packs a 5.36 inch 1080p display, 20.7-megapixel camera on the back, 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of internal storage, an octa core MediaTek MT6595 chipset and a 3,100 mAh battery.

Source: @MEIZU – Twitter

Via: GSM Arena

Meizu MX5 could feature a mammoth 41MP camera

Meizu MX5

Meizu MX5

According to a new rumor, the Meizu MX5 could be the most powerful Android camera-phone yet with its 41-megapixel camera sensor. The smartphone will most likely be announced at the MWC event next week, which is an excellent platform for device announcements.

Tipsters claim that the smartphone will also feature a 5.5 inch 2K resolution display, a 64-bit octa core MediaTek MT6795 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Other hardware specs of the smartphone are currently not available, but given that the MWC event is next week, that shouldn’t stay a secret for long.

It will be interesting to see how Android will be tailored to make use of the 41-megapixel camera on the handset. We’ve seen large sized camera sensors previously used on the Nokia 808 Pureview (Symbian) and Nokia Lumia 1020 (Windows Phone), so this will be a first for Android if the rumors materialize.

Although Meizu’s presence is focused primarily towards China, the manufacturer has shown willingness to expand its products to global markets. Will you be interested in a 41-megapixel camera-phone from Meizu?

Source: myDrivers – Translated

Via: Fudzilla

 

Meizu MX4 Pro launched with a Quad HD display and Exynos 5430 SoC

Meizu MX4 Pro

Meizu MX4 Pro

The Meizu MX4 Pro has finally gone official featuring a drool-worthy hardware specs sheet. The smartphone has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now, but it’s finally good to know that the device has seen an official release. The release of the MX4 Pro comes just a couple of months after the MX4 was revealed by the Chinese manufacturer, so there hasn’t been a long gap between devices.

Staying in line with the current trend, Meizu has implemented a 5.5 inch 2560 x 1536 resolution display into the relatively slim body of the MX4 Pro. Other features include 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 lens, a 5-megapixel front camera, Samsung’s Exynos 5430 true octa core chipset, Android 4.4 KitKat with Meizu’s Flyme 4.0 UI and a 3,350 mAh battery. The smartphone will be sold in 16, 32 and 64GB configurations starting next month.

Pricing for the smartphone has been set at CNY 2499 which is roughly around $408, making it the cheapest Quad HD smartphones to be sold in the world today. Meizu is quite popular in the Chinese market for its low cost high utility flagship offerings. And with the MX4 Pro, the company is surely aiming high. There’s no word on whether the MX4 Pro will be sold outside China, but we’re not ruling it out yet.

Source: Meizu

Via: GSM Arena

Meizu MX4 officially announced with 5.36 inch display and an octa core CPU

Meizu MX4

Meizu MX4

Meizu has officially announced the MX4 smartphone today, packing a relatively high end specs sheet. Sadly, there’s no 2K display here, so customers will have to make do with a 1080p panel instead. This is no surprise considering that 2K displays are still relatively new as far as the technology is concerned, so it will take time to become more streamline. But barring that, the Meizu MX4 packs a pretty solid specs sheet, including a high end MediaTek MT6595 octa core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16, 32 or 64GB of storage and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The display of the Meizu MX4 is 5.36 inches in size, so it’s quite large compared to your conventional 1080p flagships. The device also has a 20.7-megapixel camera on the back, which is exactly the same as the one used on Sony’s Xperia Z1 and the Z2, so we can expect identical performance as we have seen on the Sony flagships. The sensor has a focusing speed of 0.3 seconds, allowing users to take snappy shots.

The 16, 32 and 64GB models of the smartphone are now available on pre order for the Chinese equivalent of $293, $325 and $390 respectively. The device will be sold in gold, grey and white models starting the 20th of September. Meizu hasn’t shared details on a global launch at the moment.

Meizu MX4 Back

Source: Sina Tech – Translated

Via: Android Community

Meizu MX4 to be formally unveiled on the 4th of September

Meizu MX4 Launch

Meizu MX4 Launch

We have heard rumors about the Meizu MX4 for quite some time now, although the device never really got announced. The company has now started issuing invites for an event scheduled for the 4th of September with the specific purpose of launching this oft rumored handset. Originally, the MX4 was one of the early 2K display phones expected to don the markets.

In addition to the 5.5 inch 2K resolution display, the smartphone is expected to be packing a 20.7-megapixel camera from Sony, the octa core Samsung Exynos 5433 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 4G LTE support and a latest build of Android KitKat with the company’s proprietary Flyme OS user interface. It is said that the Meizu MX4 will also have a variant with a slightly underwhelming specs sheet, possibly a 1080p display model carrying an older version of the Exynos chip.

The top of the line Meizu MX4 will reportedly cost CNY 2,499 ($407) when it hits the markets while there’s no word on the other variant yet. The first week of September is turning out to be quite eventful for us tech fans, with the likes of Sony and Samsung already scheduled to announce flagships.

Source: Weibo

Via: GSM Arena

Front panel of the Meizu MX4 reveals super slim front bezels

Meizu MX4

Meizu MX4

The Meizu MX4 could have the slimmest front bezels of any smartphone we’ve seen so far, if a leaked front panel of the handset is anything to go by. Meizu is a relatively unknown OEM outside China, but widely popular in its home country.

The front panel here is compared with a Sony Xperia device to give us a better idea of how slim the bezels actually are. There’s no word on the screen size, but it’s clear that users will be able to make the most of the display real estate thanks to this design.

Like Xiaomi, Meizu is known for its low cost smartphones with flagship level hardware, so the MX4 should be no different. The handset is expected to come with a Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera on the back with a 5-megapixel front camera. It is said that the MX4 will break cover by early August, so we might not have to wait long to get a closer look at what Meizu’s latest flagship has to offer.

Meizu MX4 - Front -2
The Meizu MX4 (center) in white.

Source: Weibo

Via: GSM Arena

Meizu Mart Gets Officially Launched, International Orders Now Possible

One of the problems potential customers have with China branded smartphones is that although it costs cheap and has great features it’s very difficult to get them outside of China. Brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Gionee, and Meizu just to name a few always launch their new devices in China to the disappointment of international customers.

meizu mx3

Meizu aims to change this by offering international customers an easy way to get its products. The company has an online store called meizumart.com which has been online for quite some time now but only officially launched today. A slogan that reads “Without Invitation” can be seen by visitors when accessing the site which clearly mocks OnePlus One’s invitation only sales.

Right now the store is offering the Meizu MX3 smartphone which was launched last year. Prices start at US$399 for the 16GB model, US$429 for the 32GB model, and US$469 for the 64GB model. Customers can choose between a white or a black version.

For those unfamiliar with the Meizu MX3 it is a smartphone that has a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at an impressive 412ppi. It uses a Samsung Exynos 5410 octa-core processor with four cores using the Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and the other four cores using the Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It comes with 2GB of RAM while having a fixed internal storage which can’t be expanded. Further details of this device are listed below.

Technical Specifications

  • OS: Flyme OS 3.0 (customized Android 4.2)
  • Network: 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G (HSDPA 850 / 2100)
  • Display: 5.1-inch 16M-color 1080p capacitive 15:9 aspect, 412 ppi
  • Chipset: Exynos 5 Octa 5410
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544MP3
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB/32/64GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP, autofocus, LED flash, videos at [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 2 MP, [email protected]
  • Battery: 2,400 mAh

The device itself comes with impressive specs that are comparable to most high end Android smartphones.

Its body is made of a magnesium alloy that not only makes it solid but light as well. The material used is also designed to help cool the device down.

Other key features of this device include

  • Music: This device uses a Wolfson Audio Chip with Dirac HD Audio Technology which provides an unparalleled audio listening experience.
  • Reception: The antenna used by this device increases signal strength by as much as 58%. This allows the device to have generally good reception even in areas with low signal.
  • Battery: Despite having 8 cores this device still has a long battery life. Its 2400mAh Sony cell can provide up to 429 hours of standby time or 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi.

Despite having these great features a few things should be considered by US customers before buying the device.

First, it is only a 3G device and does not have LTE on-board. If you are looking for an LTE enabled device then this isn’t the model you want. It also only works for the AT&T and T-Mobile networks and not on Verizon or Sprint.

Second, the device runs on Flyme OS which is great however it isn’t Google certified device. This means that it won’t come straight out of the box with google services such as the Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, etc. If you want Google services on the device then you will have to install a custom ROM on it.

If these shortcomings are not a problem for you then the Meizu MX3 is definitely a device worth considering.

via meizumart

Meizu MX3 and MX2 getting the Android 4.4.2 update this month

Meizu MX3

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has announced that the MX2 and the MX3 smartphones will start receiving the Android 4.4.2 update later this month. The MX2 broke cover in 2012, so it’s commendable of Meizu to bring an update to its older smartphones as well. The MX3 however is its current flagship and was long expected to be receiving the update.

Even though Meizu is a Chinese company, the MX2 and the MX3 have sold in global markets as well, so there are quite a lot of users around the globe running these devices. The manufacturer has claimed that the update should start rolling out by April 28. Since both devices run the company’s proprietary Flyme UI, it is safe to assume that this will get an update as well.

The company is looking to launch an LTE variant of the MX3 by the third quarter of the year in the U.S. Expect the handset to be launched unlocked and off contract, similar to how it’s available elsewhere.

Source: Meizuhui

Via: Phone Arena

Meizu Arrives In France, Press Conference Scheduled March 6

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has been quite busy lately. The company was present during the recently held CES 2014 and MWC 2014 and has now announced that it will be hosting a press conference this coming March 6 in France. This upcoming event will launch their brand in Europe which is already becoming quite popular.

meizu press invitation

For those who haven’t heard of Meizu yet it’s actually a company that makes various consumer electronic products such as portable music players and mobile phones. It is in the smartphone business that the company gained recognition as its models that run on a customized version of Android called Flyme OS are getting great reviews.

The press invite has this schedule “Thursday, 6th March at 9:00 am. InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau. 64 avenue Marceau 78008 Paris France”. There’s no information as to what devices are going to be launched but we can definitely expect the popular Meizu MX3 to make an appearance. This model which runs on Android has also been tapped to become one of the first smartphones to run on the Ubuntu operating system.

Meizu will make its European debut in France before proceeding to other countries. Right now the company has added the French and Italian language option in its Flyme OS with other languages expected to follow soon.

Reports indicate that the MX3 will have a slightly higher price tag compared to its price in its home market. It will still however be sold at an attractive price range that is lower than the flagship models of popular brands.

Meizu MX3 Technical Specifications

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; dual-band 3G with HSPA
  • 5.1″ 16M-color 1080p capacitive 15:9 aspect, 412 ppi display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Flyme 3.0I
  • Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 + four 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU; Exynos 5410 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size,1080p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus
  • 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 16GB/32/64GB of built-in storage; 128 GB version also available
  • microUSB port with USB host and MHL 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC on 32/64/128 GB models
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 2,400 mAh battery

Aside from Europe Meizu is also planning to enter the North American market. Meizu founder, chairman and chief architect Jack Wong said during the recently held CES 2014 that “United States, and especially Silicon Valley, is the birthplace of various advanced technologies. I’m aspiring to build Meizu’s presence in Silicon Valley to achieve technological perfection in our smartphones. In the meantime, a fair competition with leading global companies will be beneficial to MEIZU and the consumer as well.”

via gizchina

Meizu MX3 Now Available Worldwide For $429.99

Despite being released last year, the Meizu MX3 is still a popular device. In order for consumers to easily get a unit they would have to live in China. Now, anyone from anywhere in the world can order the device through online reseller Lightinthebox.

Meizu_mx3

Meizu Vice President Li Nan said during the recently held CES 2014 that the company has partnered with LITB as an online business partner. LITB will be responsible for selling and shipping Meizu products and have started with the MX3 which is priced at $429.99 for the 16GB version and $458 for the 32GB version.

Before CES 2014 Meizu already hinted that it will be entering the US market and the company’s partnership with LITB is their way of offering its products. Li Nan also said that a tie up with Amazon.com may be coming soon so that people could order the MX3 from the giant online store.

According to Meizu CEO Aber Bai “In the North American market, many of the largest smartphone brands have raced to introduce increasingly complex features that can intimidate people who are just beginning to consider a smartphone purchase. These people are seeking an alternative that combines the elegance and functionality of today’s smartphones with a friendly, fun experience along with consumer-friendly pricing, which creates a tremendous opportunity for a player like MEIZU in the U.S. market.”

Meizu MX3 runs on Flyme OS 3.0 which is a customized Android Jelly Bean that concentrates more on the ease of use. It sports a 5.1 inch HD display that has a narrow 2.90mm bezel. Its large screen and slender rounded design makes using it with one hand very easy.

This model uses an Exynos 5 octa-core processor that can be used in power-saving mode for long battery life or switch to high-performance mode when more muscle is needed.

Technical Specifications

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; dual-band 3G with HSPA
  • 5.1″ 16M-color 1080p capacitive 15:9 aspect, 412 ppi display
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Flyme 3.0
  • Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 + four 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU; Exynos 5410 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 16GB/32/64GB of built-in storage
  • microUSB port with USB host and MHL 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC on 32/64/128 GB models
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 2,400 mAh battery

via gizchina