Meizu Shares First Flyme 5.0 UI Screenshots, Launching Soon

August 11, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Meizu has had a really successful year thus far. This China-based company has continued to build upon their success in 2014, and has released a number of really compelling devices. Meizu has announced Meizu M1, M2, M2 Note and MX5 thus far this year. The first two devices are entry-level handsets, the M2 Note is a mid-range handset, and the MX5 is the company’s flagship for 2015. All of these phones are quite affordable, and really compelling in a number of ways. That being said, Meizu’s latest devices are all shipping with Flyme 4.5 UI installed on top of Android, and we were wondering when will Meizu release the 5.0 variant of their Android UI.

The Flyme 5.0 build screenshot leaked back in March, and now we have some official screenshots of the UI to share with you. Meizu’s Chief architect of Flyme, Yang Yan, has released a number of screenshots of the upcoming Flyme 5.0 UI, along with some additional UI details. Flyme 5.0 will enter beta stage soon, which means that they plan to launch it in the coming months. According to Mr. Yang, the UI will land this September of October, and Meizu MX5 will be the first handset to get this update. Other Meizu-branded smartphones will follow soon after, but he didn’t share a list of the phones which will get the update. You can rest assured that Meizu MX4, MX4 Pro and M2 Note will get the update, and we also believe that M2 and M1 Note are on board as well, perhaps even the M1, who knows. It is possible that Meizu plans to update all the devices they released this year, and the year before.

As far as the design of the UI itself goes, check out the screenshots down below. The Flyme 5.0 UI definitely looks like Flyme 4.5, but it looks… well, slightly better. They’ve refined the design aspect of the UI, and we’re sure that a number of under the hood changes took place as well. Flyme 4.5 UI functions really well, but there’s always room for improvement and bug squashing, we’ll see if Meizu delivered after the Flyme 5.0 UI sees the light of day.