Meizu's 2017 Product Launch Roadmap Leaks

From flagship device launches to a number of mid-rangers, it's fair to say 2016 has been a busy year for Meizu and, according to a new leak, 2017 show's no signs of being any different. A new leak has revealed what looks to be Meizu's 2017 product launch calendar. Looking at it, the company appears to have six new devices ready for release as of now, with the first coming as early as February, possibly coinciding with a reveal at MWC in Barcelona. Regarding what the device will be, it's marked down as being the company's upcoming Meizu Blue Charm 5S, which, according to the camera, is powered by a MediaTek MTK6753 processor. Considering the age of this processor, though, it seems more likely that the device would feature a slightly newer processor once it is eventually released. Next up in the products plans is a summer launch, specifically a June one, for the Meizu PRO 7, which is set to feature the MediaTek Helio X30 inside.

Moving into the second half of the year, this is where things are alleged to get busy for the company. Firstly, July is said to see the launch of another Blue Charm S device, featuring the newer MediaTek Helio P25 inside. Later on the in year, the company is also expected to launch the Meizu MX7 which will sit nicely alongside the PRO 7. In this case, though, the MX7 is expected to be powered by the MediaTek Helio P30. Shortly after the launch of the MX7, the company is set to reveal the Blue Charm Note 6 in October, which will come powered by the weaker Helio P20. Finally, and in an interesting move, the company is alleged to reveal one final device in December, presumably before Christmas. Currently, the model itself is unknown, but the processor is stated as being manufactured by Qualcomm, specifically what looks to be the Snapdragon 626. Considering the company's loyalty to MediaTek's processors up until now, though, this would certainly be an odd move for the company.

As of now, there is no way of verifying this leak, but even if it is true, the schedule could only be an initial draft and device details, in this case the processors, could still be changed by the time the products are presented to the world. Either way, with the final device being said to feature a Qualcomm chipset, Meizu could be set to make a number of changes next year regarding the way it develops and markets its devices, so 2017 may well bring a number of surprises for Meizu as a whole.

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