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Meizu’s VP Talks About Smartphone Sales And Investments

May 14, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu is one of the fastest growing China-based smartphone manufacturers at the moment. This company has released a couple of really solid devices last year which were followed by a very nice mid-range offering back in January this year. The company’s MX4, MX4 Pro, M1 Note and M1 devices have been very well received by the Asian consumers, and those outside of Asia which actually purchased those handsets via third-party sources considering Meizu still doesn’t do business outside of Asia. Well, actually Meizu is basically limited to China at the moment, but it will launch in India in a couple of days. The company has received a number of investments lately, Alibaba and MediaTek were the most notable investors this year. This actually opens Meizu all kinds of possibilities and it will be interesting to see what will they do with all that cash.

We did have info regarding Meizu’s sales number in 2014 and the first quarter of this year, but we didn’t know how many particular devices they managed to sell. Meizu’s Vice President, Li Nan, has actually been interviewed in China quite recently and revealed a detail or two regarding all that. According to Li Nan, the Meizu M1 Note mid-ranger sales actually went great, this was one of the best selling devices of the company. Meizu managed to sell 5 million M1 Note units in only 180 days. Meizu’s VP was rather tight-lipped regarding the new announcements, but he did mention that the company is planning to announce a new handset(s) in early June, which goes hand-in-hand to what Meizu told us yesterday.

Meizu’s VP has also re-affirmed the company’s standpoint on pricing their devices, he said that the device doesn’t have to be expensive just because it’s a flagship and sports premium specs and build material, taking the company’s MX4 and MX4 Pro devices as an example. Mr. Nan has also said that the company will continue developing their Flyme OS and take advantage of Android Lollipop’s additions, as they’ve been doing thus far. Meizu will continue spending cash on improving their services within Flyme, so at least a part of investment money they received will be spent on improving Meizu’s operating system. At the end of his interview, Meizu’s VP has also shared some additional Meizu sales figures. According to him, the company has sold over 2 million devices from their MX line in the first quarter of this year.