Yesterday was a happy day for those folks who were looking for an option to buy Xiaomi or Meizu phones in the US. One of our carriers, US Mobile, announced that it was adding these brands to its portfolio – three Xiaomi devices and one Meizu model, to be more precise. However, it turns out that our joy was very short-lived, since in a statement issues today by Xiaomi we can read “US Mobile is not authorized to sell Xiaomi products in the US….” Wait, what?!!!!!
Every now and then we bring you news about freshly launched Xiaomi and Meizu phones. Up until now, though, our reports have been nothing more than tidbits, since neither brand was available to US customers through official channels. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new era which will give US customers easy access to two of China’s most popular brands. The first US service provider selling Xiaomi and Meizu phones is US Mobile.
Earlier today during its special event in its home country of China Meizu officially unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Meizu MX5. Being a sequel to the last year’s Meizu MX4 the phone debuts dressed in a full metal body case offering a solid punch delivered by the Helio X10 Turbo 8-core processor complete with PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB RAM.
Chinese Meizu officially announced its new flagship smartphone – the Meizu MX4. Launched as a great improvement in comparison to its predecessor, the phone goes on sale as a truly high-end offering with a powerful 2.5GHz octa-core processor and a sharp 5.4-inch 2K display. The phone is reported to be available later this month starting from Chinese market then is allegedly to widespread globally, the 16GB version is said to cost $499.
It has been a while since we heard anything from Meizu. The Meizu MX2 was released half a year ago, in January, but did not make it to China Mobile. Why? Because the manufacturer refused to pre-install bloatware on the device. Now, the MX3 and the rumored entry-level ‘Blue Charm’ are on their way, and to sweeten the wait, the company has a little something for us. The surprise is a white version of the MX2 and it was caught on camera in Russia.
Looks like the smartphone market in China is about to shake a little with the appearance of a new high-end phone. There were rumors about the Meizu MX2, circulating for about two weeks, and finally the company unveiled the device. It is a nice surprise to find out that most rumors turned out to be true. The Meizu MX2 features quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.4-inch touch screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which translates to impressive 347 ppi.