Meizu's VP: We'll Introduce A New Handset Made For "Young People" On December 8th

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Meizu enjoyed great success with companies MX4 handset which launched back in September, so much so that the company had issues meeting the demand at first, luckily they solved those issues rather fast. Meizu MX4 Pro turned out to be yet another home run for the company. MX4 Pro was pre-ordered over 6.7 million times in first 2 weeks of its pre-order availability and the device was sold out in under a minute today when it went on sale in China. Meizu and most of the MX4 Pro resellers quickly ran out of stock, hopefully Meizu will be able to replenish the stock soon and sell the device again because the demand is obviously very high over there.

That being said, we’ve been hearing some rumors and getting reports regarding yet another Meizu handset for quite some time now. On one hand, rumors have been saying the company will launch 1 or 2 devices before the end of the year, while other rumors have been saying the device(s) will launch in January next year. We really didn’t know what to believe, but now we have a confirmation of Meizu’s VP, Li Nan, that a new device will arrive on December 8th, which is in two days. Chinese portal, ZOL, held an interview with Mr. Nan and he confirmed that the event will be held on Monday while also mentioning that this device is aimed at “young people” and that we’re talking about a “quality smartphone”. Meizu’s VP also mentioned that the company won’t introduce MX Mini models because they don’t feel the need to do so, he believe that Meizu MX4 (5.36-inch display) and MX4 Pro (5.5-inch display) fit basically everyone (as far as flagships go), even people who love smaller handsets.

The mysterious handset is quite probably the Meizu K52 handset which appeared on GFXBench a couple of days ago. According to the listing, this handset will feature a 4.6-inch 1080p display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. MediaTek’s MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz is expected to power on this thing and Mali T760 GPU will take care of graphics. According to rumors, this handset will cost somewhere between 1000 and 1300 Yuan ($163-211), which is actually not a bad price, especially considering the mentioned specifications. Meizu will quite probably position this handset as its mid-range offering, an extremely capable mid-range offering. Let’s wait and see, the announcement is only 2 days away.