Meizu is gearing up for a new phone launch and it can barely contain itself, launching multiple teasers with the launch date for their new devices come June.
The teasers were initially spotted on Meizu’s official Weibo account detailing an event that will be taking place in Beijing. Sources say that the Meizu MX5 and the m1 note 2 might be launched this June so this is very likely the event that they will be debuted at.
Otherwise, there’s practically no additional information as the teasers themselves are quite spartan. The teaser just has some focus on a newly redesigned home button that is being referenced by the big zero, which points to Meizu incorporating a fingerprint scanner into their home button.
A new pair of images of the supposed Meizu MX Supreme have surfaced, showing a home button that’s said to have an embedded fingerprint scanner.
This smartphone is believed to be a product of a collaboration between Nokia and Meizu, but as part of Microsoft’s purchase of the Devices and Services division of Nokia, they’ve agreed to not compete with a branded device until 2016.
Want to get the Meizu m1 Note but 16GB isn’t enough? Meizu Malaysia has finally started offering its larger 32GB version which you can pre-order right now before GST is being implemented on 1st April.
For the extra space, it will cost RM849, which is RM150 more than its 16GB version at RM699. If you place your order now, Meizu will start shipping on 30th March and it comes with a choice of Yellow, Blue and White Colours. Meanwhile the 16GB in Yellow and White colours are also available for pre-order as well.
You can do this online at MeizuMalaysia.com or you can visit one of their touch points listed after the break.
UPDATE: You can order the Meizu m1 Note now from MeizuMalaysia.com. It is also available starting tomorrow (19th March) from their 4 on-ground outlets listed below.
Looking for an affordable phablet with Full HD display, dual-SIM and 4G LTE support? The Meizu M1 Note will be available officially in Malaysia this week through its official distributor Blue Kor.
At the moment, they are only offering the 16GB version in either Pink, Blue and Green with the price tag of RM699. That’s similar to what DirectD was offering for the direct import units. Open sales will start this week and you can get it from Meizu Malaysia’s online store, Lazada and DirectD. For those prefer to get it on ground, it will also be available at Sungai Wang Plaza, Pearl Point (Old Klang Road), Klang Parade and DirectD in Subang.
MWC 2015 is due to start in a couple of days, and we are expecting to see a lot of new gadgets announced, and one of them is going to be the launch of the Meizu Ubuntu phone.
Seems that the device will be based on the Meizu MX4 and there has been a fair bit of speculation about the Ubuntu device. It initially appeared on a Weibo post where Meizu posted an image of an MX4 running Ubuntu with the phrase “More than better”. The image also linked to the English Meizu website as well as being teased on Facebook, meaning the smartphone will likely be seeing an international launch.
The Meizu MX4 their slightly smaller flagship smartphone that offers a 5.36″ Full HD 1080p display that’s toughened with Gorilla Glass 3. Underneath it runs on a 2.2GHz MediaTek Octa-Core MT6595 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 20.7 megapixel camera. On the software side of things, it runs on their Flyme 4.0 OS that’s based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Rumour has it that Meizu‘s new MX5 smartphone is going to have a 41 megapixel camera.
Granted the claim does sound pretty over the top but similar stunts have been pulled by Nokia before; if you remember the Nokia 808 Pureview and the Lumia 1020.
Similar to the Meizu MX4, the phone is expected to be using a MediaTek processor though we don’t yet know which one, but given that the Meizu MX4 featured a octa-core MT6596, it’s also possible that it could have something similarly powerful under the hood. MediaTek released a newer chip, the MT6795 late last year and it would make sense for Meizu to put this in their new smartphone as it’s a 64-bit octa-core as well as has PowerVR G6200 graphics clocking at 700MHz under the hood.
The Meizu MX5 also looks like it will have a 5.5-inch screen in “2K resolution” as well as rumours pointing towards 4GB of RAM on top of the crazy camera.
Time will tell if the rumours are true or whether or not Meizu has some interesting new tricks up it’s sleeves.
The smart phone that could give the Redmi Note a run for its money is finally here. The Meizu m1 Note which offers a Full HD 5.5″ screen and dual-SIM slots with 4G LTE for less than RM1,000 is now available from grey importer DirectD. Only white colour is being offered at the momet and the base 16GB model is going for RM699 while its larger 32GB version is going for RM849.
The Meizu MX4 Pro has landed in Malaysia and you can order it online from several retailers including Meizu Malaysia’s online store, DirectD, Lazada and Rakuten. The new flagship phablet is available only in grey and it is priced at RM1,399 for the 16GB version and RM1,599 for its larger 32GB capacity unit.
To recap on the specs, the Meizu MX4 Pro is loaded with a larger 5.5″ Quad HD display and it runs on Samsung’s Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. There’s no expandable microSD slot, so you’ll have to settle for its on-board 16GB or 32GB storage that’s available for the Malaysian market. For imaging, it gets a Sony 20.7MP BSI camera that’s assisted with dual-LED flash, while the front gets a selfie happy 5MP camera.
Powering the large phablet is a 3,350mAh capacity battery and it runs on FlymeOS 4.0, that’s based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Apart from having a bigger screen and better hardware than the standard MX4, the Meizu MX4 Pro also features a fingerprint scanner at the front, which unlocks instantly.
The Meizu MX4 Pro is going on sale in Malaysia starting tomorrow on 13th February. This 5.5″ phablet is the bigger brother of its current MX4, featuring a higher resolution Quad HD display. In terms of pricing, there will be 2 versions available with the 16GB capacity unit going for RM1,399 while the larger 32GB version is priced at RM1,599. Only the grey colour option would be offered for now. As comparison, the 5.36″ MX4 is priced at RM1,099 for 16GB and RM1,299 for 32GB.
According to the official Malaysian distributor Blue Kor, stocks will be limited and they are trying to rush the MX4 Pro units out ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations that’s happening next week. If you’re interested, they would be revealing its list of participating retailers on their official Facebook page at noon tomorrow.
To recap the specs, the MX4 Pro is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor (4X Cortex A15 @ 2.0GHz + 4X Cortex A7 @ 1.5GHz), that’s similar to the Galaxy Alpha. It is mated to 3GB of RAM and it also comes with a 20.7MP Sony 1/2.3″ Camera with dual-tone flash and the front gets a 5MP shooter. Powering the device is a 3,350mAh capacity battery and it also supports 4G LTE in both FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE standards. In addition, the MX4 Pro comes with a home button which doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.
Out of the box, it runs on its proprietary FlymeOS 4.0 that’s based on Android 4.4 KitKat. A newer version with Lollipop is said to be underway.
Wondering how does the MX4 Pro compare against other large screen phablets? Check out our spec and dimension comparison here.
The Chinese smart phones may be affordable but they still lag behind the mainstream brands when it comes to software updates. Interestingly Meizu isn’t resting on their laurels and they are about to push a new FlymeOS version that’s based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. Owners of their current MX4 and MX4 Pro are said to be able to try out their open-beta release of their new OS sometime in March next month.
While this sounds like good news for those wanting the latest Android version, do note that FlymeOS would be heavily modified from the usual UI that you’re familiar with. Far from the usual stock experience, the FlymeOS interface is very simplified, almost similar to iOS and it uses a number of gesture actions for its vital functions. Physically it gets a capacitive home button and there’s also a dynamic on-screen buttons to navigate around. It is said that the Lollipop based FlymeOS will be developed side by side for the MX4 and MX4 Pro, and the final version should be released simultaneously for both models.