To survive in the fierce competition of Chinese mobile market, the phone makers in China are trying to imitate everything from Apple. We have attended Meizu MX2 launch party in Beijing, which was considered to be another equivalent to Apple’s keynote event. Previously, we remembered CNN has mentioned that Meizu was formerly the coveted smartphone brand in China, but that mantle has passed on to Xiaomi which — like Apple — masterfully markets its technology like a lifestyle. But now we believe Meizu has strike back, which proved they can host a better Apple keynote knockoff in China. After having a preview video of Meizu MX2, we’ve made another video to take you through the magnificent Meizu MX2 launch event inside Beijing WaterCube. Meanwhile, we will look at Meizu MX2 in more details and how Meizu gives Xiaomi a big punch.
In the last summer, we took part in a three days trip with Meizu’s fans and their staffs. Within the three days of vacation, we toured Meizu’s headquarter in Zhuhai, attended to the Meizu MX’s launch event in Guangzhou and went to a mysterious island somewhere in the South China Sea. We have made a special video for this trip, and it will show you how a Chinese smartphone brand connected with their users. Hope you guys would like it…=)
Meizu CEO Jack Wong previously told fans on his forum that the quad-core version of the Meizu MX will probably arrive around May with revamped UI. The latest news we have today is that the quad-core Meizu MX will contain Samsung’s new quad-core Exynos 4412 processor that overclocks at 1.8GHz. The phone will come with an updated FlyMe OS which will be based on Android 4.0, and Jack Wong has recently posted screenshots of the new Flyme OS’s UI. Check after the break for the shots of the new UI!
Smartphones with dual-core processors are still a bonus — but what about four of those goddamn things? Chinese phone maker Meizu will be producing their second big release with the Meizu MX name in 2012: a quad-core version of the handset! And one more thing…
Meizu, a Chinese electronics manufacturer who has a history of “borrowing” design ideas from Apple, has already opened a chain of retail stores in China after making huge profits on selling the M8 (first-gen iPhone clone) and the M9. Today, the company is ready to open its first store outside mainland China, and that’s in Hong Kong! It might go head-to-head with Apple’s flagship store in Hong Kong! And MX is coming very soon!!!
With Google set to release the Android 4.0 source code, there will be a mad rush from ODM’s like Huawei, Meizu, and other second tier companies to produce devices for the global market. Today, Meizu CEO Jack Wong quietly mentioned on his forum that the Meizu M9 and the upcoming Meizu MX will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Meizu CEO Jack Wong just revealed a real pic of the upcoming Meizu MX. It shows the display of the device, featuring a high-res display that is very bright and vibrant, with a better color saturation than the M9. It also shows the bezel space on the sides of the display, just like the iPhone 4. However, there’s something we don’t like about it.
Meizu is very popular among the folks in China, but the recent Xiaomi phone seems to make Meizu’s founder Jack Wong jealous and feeling awkward that he was being utilized by Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun.
If you have an old Meizu M8 lying around, it may actually be worth something again —like you can get ¥800 (about $122) off from the original price of the M9 if you redeem it online or ¥700 (about $107) discount at any Meizu stores. For those of you who got a refurbished edition of M8, here’s bad news —this deal is not for you. Oh, it’s also not available for owners outside of China.
We have a Meizu M8 to compare with the old iPhones, and today, the M9 will be the biggest opponent of Apple’s iPhone 4. This is no kidding. Meizu CEO Jack has spilled the latest M9 details, the phone will run fully modified version of Android 2.2, includes a Retina-like 960 x 640 display, powered with a 1GHz processor and brings a bonus feature, 3D graphics acceleration.
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