Meizu has had yet another great year. A couple of years ago, this China-based smartphone OEM was relatively unknown, but today, pretty much everyone in the tech community is familiar with this company. They’ve actually managed to increase their profits 540% in the second quarter this year (compared to a year before), which is commendable. The company has also released a number of devices this year, including their PRO 5 flagship which has been launched a while ago. Well, it seems like Meizu might have something else to announce very soon, read on.
The company has actually posted a rather odd teaser image on their official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. If you take a look at the image below, you’ll notice that Meizu revealed the date of the event, December 19th, but also some number. The company lists 900, 8000 and 35000 numbers which appear to be random, but they surely mean something. So, what is Meizu planning to announce? Well, our best guess is that we’ll see Meizu Metal Mini announced. This handset has popped up at GFXBench yesterday, and it seems like a perfect fit for this event. We haven’t really seen any other Meizu-related leaks or rumors recently, so this seems like a very viable option, even though the Meizu PRO 5 Mini has been mentioned a while back as well.
Now, according to GFXBench’s listing, the Meizu Metal Mini will sport a 4.6-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC along with a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel shooter will be available on the back, and a 5-megapixel snapper will be located up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop will come pre-installed on this device, and a combination of Meizu’s Flyme and Alibaba’s YunOS will come pre-installed here, just like it was the case with the original Meizu Metal. That is pretty much every we know at the moment, and even though we can’t confirm the Meizu Metal Mini will arrive on December 19th, that seems like the most probable outcome.