Over the last twelve months when you have thought of Chinese OEMs, Xiaomi and OnePlus were probably the ones who came to mind. However, they are not the only ones out there and who have been making big strides. Meizu has also done very well for themselves over the last year. That said, compared to the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus, they have gone about their business much more quietly. Well, this week, will be the week of Meizu and many more eyes (than usual) will be focused on the Chinese company, as they are planning their latest launch event in China on January 28th,
The event has been public knowledge for a while and it is being seen as the launch pad for their latest device, the Meizu M1 Mini. If the rumors are correct, then this will basically be a smaller version of their M1 Note handset. That is rumored to be a 5" device with specs such as a 1080p display, 2GB RAM and an Octa-core processor. However, what is possibly of more interest, is the company have been touting this as a 'connected' event, placing great focus on the connectivity market. This, along with their recently announced partnership with Haier (Chinese white goods manufacturer) has led many to believe that there will be a number of connected devices coming from Meizu this week.
Well, the latest is that 'connected' might also be referring to how connected the company is becoming, as well as connected goods. That is because they have today sent out a few teasers for their latest industry connections. In these teasers, Meizu clearly allude to partnerships with the likes of AKG (Austrian audio company), Opera (the browser people) and Pei Wo (stranger chat type app company). There was of course, no details provided along with the teasers besides the obvious associations. However, with their event scheduled for this week, it does look like they might be name-dropping a few of these companies, along with their new products. Will the M1 Mini come with AKG earphones or audio tech inside? Guess, we will have to wait until January 28th to see