Upcoming Meizu 'E' Handset To Ship With Car Control Features

Meizu had scheduled a press event for August 10th, and judging by the company’s teasers, they will announce their new ‘E’ line of smartphones during the show. Now, Meizu had teased the arrival of the Meizu M3E smartphone recently, but it seems like the Meizu M1E will also launch considering we’ve seen far more leaks regarding the Meizu M1E, than we have regarding its sibling. Having that in mind, yet another piece of the puzzle leaked recently, read on.

According to a new leak that surfaced on Weibo (Chinese social network), the company’s upcoming Meizu ‘E’ line smartphones will be powered by Alibaba’s YunOS, which is a forked version of Android. This essentially means that regular Android equipped with Meizu’s Flyme OS UI won’t be installed on this smartphone, unfortunately. YunOS does have its benefits though, and the aforementioned leak actually revealed on of those benefits, which will not exactly be all that useful to those of us who don’t own the recently announced ‘internet SUV’. The Meizu ‘E’ line of smartphones (or at least the device that is going to be announced in two days) will be equipped with car control features / software. You will be able to control the recently announced Roewe RX5 smart car which was introduced by SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) and Alibaba. This smart car is equipped with a special version of YunOS which will be compatible with the software offering on the upcoming Meizu E handset.

What exactly does this mean? Well, you’ll be able to unlock your car via your smartphone, heat up its seats, turn on the air conditioner, etc. Alibaba actually invested quite a bit of cash in Meizu last year, and it seems like the company’s influence is brushing off on Meizu. Now, we don’t really have all that much info regarding the Meizu M3E which Meizu teased, but the Meizu M1E leaked quite a few times thus far. That smartphone will be made out of metal, while it will ship with a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, and 3GB of RAM. The phone will also going to be equipped with 32GB of internal storage, and will be fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 1.8GHz. The 3,100mAh battery will also be included here, and a 13-megapixel camera will be placed on the back of the Meizu M1E.

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