Chinese smartphone company Meizu introduced a concept device earlier this year that didn’t have any ports or buttons. The Meizu Zero didn’t have a charging port, no SIM card slot, no buttons, and mSound 2.0 technology which used the screen for sound and thus eliminated the need for a speaker grille. Meizu CEO Jack Wong has now said that this project was nothing more than the marketing team “messing about.”
Remember the Meizu Zero? The Chinese manufacturer unveiled this device last week. It’s a unique phone in that it has a grand total of zero buttons and ports. It doesn’t even have speaker holes and a SIM card slot. Meizu did say that it wasn’t a concept and that it would sell the device. It’s doing that now but through Indiegogo for the price that you’d pay for a MacBook.
Smartphone manufacturers have gradually been removing buttons and ports from their devices. We only get the most essential of buttons on phones these days while many are now ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Meizu has come out with a new device which is unlike any seen before. The Meizu Zero is aptly named since it has zero buttons. There isn’t even a port for wired charging.
Nokia and China-based Meizu have collaborated in the past and it appears that they have another announcement to make in the near future. A poster has leaked out of China which suggests that Nokia and Meizu will be holding a joint event next month. It’s unclear at this point in time what the two companies might announce at this joint event.
According to a report out of China, local smartphone manufacturer Meizu is working on a new tablet that it’s planning to launch in the near future. Meizu’s 7.9 inch tablet is reportedly going to offer mid-range specifications at an affordable price. That’s the strategy that most Chinese OEMs normally take so it’s not surprising to see Meizu adopt this for its new tablet.
[MWC 2017] There have been a few companies that have debuted proprietary fast-charging technology. For example last year Oppo unveiled their own Super VOOC charging technology, and OnePlus also debuted their own technology in the form of Dash Charge, so it doesn’t really come as a complete surprise that Meizu decided to create something of their own as well.
In the past when devices are spotted on benchmarks ahead of their official reveal, we sometimes caution that even benchmarks can be faked. Recently it seems that the folks at XDA have uncovered something rather disturbing, which is that both OnePlus and Meizu have been fudging their benchmark scores.
The year of 2016 is nearly at an end and what better way to end the year by settling disputes, right? That’s pretty much what Qualcomm and Meizu have done in China where according to a report from Bloomberg, both companies have agreed to settle their licensing-related lawsuit with each other.
According to the IDC’s latest figures, Xiaomi is in second place as far as the wearables market is concerned. Xiaomi isn’t exactly known for their wearables, but the affordable price tag on its Mi Band has led to many adopting it, especially since for the most part it does what most fitness bands do when it comes to the basic features, and sometimes that’s good enough.
Meizu unveiled its new flagship smartphone today called the Pro 6 Plus. The company already launched the Pro 6 earlier this year so this is basically an improved version of that handset. It does pack some impressive specifications as well as the latest version of Meizu’s Android-based Flyme OS. It has been competitively priced to take on flagship handsets from more established rivals.
Many are eagerly anticipating next year’s iPhone simply because many are curious about its design, especially with the rumors that the 2017 iPhone will be majorly revamped and we could be seeing an edgeless display. However Xiaomi beat Apple to the punch with the Mi Mix, and now it looks like Meizu could be following suit.
Smartwatches have become a lot more popular than they were a few years ago so it’s unsurprising now to see companies in the mobile market come out with their very own smartwatches. Chinese OEM Meizu has unveiled its first smartwatch – called the Mix – but it’s more of an activity tracker/smartwatch as it tries to offer the best of both worlds in a single package.
Yesterday we reported on some leaked renders of an upcoming Xiaomi handset which looked quite similar to the Galaxy Note 7. It even had a dual-edge curved display like Samsung’s new phablet and now it appears that another Chinese OEMs is going down the same road. Latest renders of the Meizu Pro 6 Plus show that it may also feature a dual-edge curved display like the Galaxy Note 7.
A couple of months ago, a photo made its way online which showed a handset allegedly by Meizu. The handset in question is rumored to be the Meizu Pro 7 but what was interesting was the fact that the photo showed a curved display, similar to what Samsung has done for its Edge series of smartphones.