Meizu might still be one of the fastest growing Chinese smartphone manufacturers, but they’re not one of the largest ones just yet. According to yesterday’s report, Meizu is actually the 7th smartphone manufacturer in China as far as H1 2016 smartphone sales are concerned (foreign companies included). The company is closing in on Samsung, but it will take some real effort to catch up to the rest of smartphone manufacturing companies in the country. Meizu did set a sales goal for this year, they intend to sell 25 million units before the end of the year, and considering the fact that they managed to sell over 11 million units in the first half of 2016, such numbers might be somewhat hard to pull off, but we’ll see.
In any case, Meizu had released a teaser the other day which revealed that Meizu intends to release a new smartphone on September 5th. The Meizu Max will be its name it seems, and thanks to new images that just leaked, we now know what will this device look like. If you take a look at the provided images, you’ll notice that the Meizu Max is made out of metal (unibody design), and that it resembles the rest of Meizu’s lineup quite a bit. The company’s mBack home button will once again be implemented below the display, and the dual-LED, dual tone flash will be included on the back. Now, if this device looks a bit large to you, well, there’s a good reason for it, the Meizu Max is expected to be a rather large phablet, the first phablet this company might release since September last year when the PRO 5 launched. Now, on top of all this, another rumor reported that the device might cost 1,799 Yuan ($270), which indicates it might sport some really compelling specifications.
So, what about its specs? Well, we did not really stumble upon any spec listings or leaks, but we presume its display will be at least 5.7-inches in size, though it is possible Meizu is aiming to include a 6-inch panel here. The device will sport at least 3GB of RAM, and chances are Meizu will release more than one RAM variant of this phablet. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this smartphone, and on top of it, you’ll get Meizu’s Android-powered OS called Flyme. This device will be unveiled on September 5th, and it is also worth noting that the company also plans to release another handset on September 13th, chances are they will unveil the much rumored PRO 7 flagship phablet with a curved display during that event, but we’ll see.