Rumor: Xiaomi To Launch A 999 Yuan Smartphone In Order To Compete With Meizu

Xiaomi Mi4 with MIUI6 3

Meizu and Xiaomi are the two Chinese giants who usually sell tons of devices and compete for market share in Asia. Xiaomi introduced company’s current flagship back in July, Xiaomi Mi4. Meizu did the same thing at the beginning of this month when they introduced Meizu MX4. These two devices will be / are one of the most selling flagship phones in China. It seems that the launch of Meizu MX4 has reflected on Xiaomi and the company is a bit worried about the competition, besides Meizu is expected to release the Meizu MX4 Pro soon and cause some more concern for its competitor. Latest rumor says that Xiaomi is planning to release a new phone which will try to take some customers from Meizu’s MX4 offering. The device will allegedly cost only 999 Yuan (approximately $163) and it could be a part of Xiaomi’s Redmi brand.

Xiaomi Mi4 sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 3GB of RAM and 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz which comes with Adreno 330 GPU. On the back of the device you can find a 13-megapixel shooter flanked by dual LED flash, while there’s an 8-megapixel shooter on the front of the device. This device comes with Android 4.4.3 KitKat pre-installed with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin on top of it. Meizu MX4 on the other hand features a 5.36-inch 1080p (1920 x 1152) display, 2GB of RAM and also 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage (16 or 32GB internationally). The device is powered by MediaTek’s MT6595 octa-core chip which comes with PowerVR series 6 GPU. 20.7-megapixel camera can be found at the back of this device along with dual tone, dual LED flash next to it while there’s a 2-megapixel shooter located on the front of the device. Android 4.4.4 KitKat comes out of the box though this device also has a custom skin on top of Google’s operating system, Flyme 4.0 by Meizu.

Meizu offers MX4 internationally tax-free and will even ship it your way for free starting from $449. The company has crossed the 7.7 pre-order mark a few days ago and that might be causing concern for Xiaomi, although both companies have created great devices. It is rumored that Xiaomi might even cut the price of its Xiaomi Mi4 handset. This competition si always good for the end user, especially if it means more great devices or at least price cut for the current ones.