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Meizu K52 To Cost More Than 799 Yuan ($129) After All

December 9, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu is said to release at least two more devices by the end of this year. The company is holding an event tomorrow, as the company announced via a rather strange teaser image. Li Nan, Meizu’s VP, was interviewed a couple of days, and it seems we’ll see Meizu’s mid-range offering released tomorrow, most probably the Meizu K52 whose specs leaked on GFXBench benchmarks recently, more on that later though. The other device might be Meizu’s Blue Charm Note (which has also leaked quite recently), this will quite probably be Meizu’s way to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note. According to our sources, Meizu will hold another event around Christmas, so the Blue Charm Note might get released then. Either way, the Meizu K52 was rumored to cost only 799 Yuan ($129), but that might not be the case after all.

According to a report from China, Meizu’s VP denied the 799 Yuan rumors via his official Weibo page. The post is now deleted, but there’s a screenshot proving that Li Nan hinted that the price won’t be so low, he also explained that the company wants to provide certain quality to their devices and that they could not go so low as far as pricing goes. The more probable price is actually between 1000 and 1300 Yuan ($162-210) I believe considering that we’ve seen that information leaked a while back, besides, it makes sense. Meizu will almost certainly release this handset tomorrow, so we’ll have more details to share with you soon enough.

Let’s get back to the alleged specifications of this handset. Meizu K52 (codename) will, according to GFXBench listing, feature a 4.6-inch 1080p display along with 2GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs and 16GB of internal storage. MediaTek’s MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz will power on this handset and Mali T760 GPU will reportedly be in charge for graphics rendering. Looking at this specifications, it was kind of hard to take a 799 Yuan price point seriously, but a 1000-1300 Yuan seems more appropriate and most importantly, plausible. Anyhow, what do you think about these specs, do you believe this thing would sell if priced somewhere between 1000 and 1300 Yuan?

Li Nan forum post