Vegetaholic, 30 Aug 2017Samsung ditched idea to supply top of the end exynos to comoetition, so obviously Meizu had to... moreSamsung could happilly sell his SoCs to all of his competitors just like it does with displays (Samsung is behind almost every AMOLED panel in the mobile realm), but guess what? Guess , who's against?
Quallcomm with its patents.
I quite like Meizu's Skin, the FlymeOS.
It's a bit more tasteful than MIUI, and extends the skin further so it feels more consistent.
I can't vouch for their optimisation of MTK, as its hard to know how well MTK chips perform since the SoC is pretty much out-of-bounds of developers and OEMs.
However I hope Meizu can accomodate all three SoC's into the same phone models.
.........For Example like this;
MediaTek Helio X27, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage:
Meizu M8 (CNY 999, 4.9in, 1080p, 2900mAh)
Meizu Note 8 (CNY 2200, 5.4in, 1080p, 3500mAh, Dual-Cam)
Meizu Max 8 (CNY 3300, 5.8in, 1440p, 4000mAh, Dual-Cam, Stereo Speakers)
Samsung Exynos 8890, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage:
Meizu M8S (EUR 199, 4.9in, 1080p, 2900mAh)
Meizu Note 8S (EUR 349, 5.4in, 1080p, 3500mAh, Dual-Cam)
Meizu Max 8S (EUR 549, 5.8in, 1440p, 4000mAh, Dual-Cam, Stereo Speakers)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage:
Meizu M8 Pro (US $299, 4.9in, 1080p, 2900mAh)
Meizu Note 8 Pro (US $499, 5.4in, 1080p, 3500mAh, Dual-Cam)
Meizu Max 8 Pro (US $699, 5.8in, 1440p, 4000mAh, Dual-Cam, Stereo Speakers)
Samsung ditched idea to supply top of the end exynos to comoetition, so obviously Meizu had to turn to other providers, Qualcomm and MT, no surprises here
AsusTech, 29 Aug 2017before you go keyboard warrior, learn a thing or 2 about the difference of MTK Helio from plai... morehe is right though, snapdragons outperform MTKs on every level, the MTK flagship chip the X30 is about as powerfull as the SD820 which is pretty lame as this was Qualcomms last year flagship chipset, the QSD 835 smokes the MTK easily, the 660 also is on par with the X30 and also smokes easily every P-series from MTK, at this point even huawei makes better chips than MTK
I've always liked Meizu.
This is a really smart move to be able to multisource from 3 SoC suppliers. It requires a major architectural & R&D commitment, but it will likely pay off in the long run.
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2017Nobody will go for the MTK variant if Snapdragon one also exists...before you go keyboard warrior, learn a thing or 2 about the difference of MTK Helio from plain MTK, the difference of MTK Helio P and MTK Helio X, and the capability of Helio X against the overrated Snapdragon
Meizu & Xiaomi generally pulled the best out of MTK chipsets. Because MTK chips don't have issue with speed but with battery usage. Meizu managed to balance that pretty good. On the other hand, Flyme is in its essence a very buggy os. If they correct that and keep using Qualcomm, i see no reason for Meizu not to sell 30 or 40 millions units anually.
Because the design and build quality is very good!
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2017Nobody will go for the MTK variant if Snapdragon one also exists...really? meizu is the best oem that utilize the power of mediatek..
doesn't matter what chipset they use, they need to fix their stupid OS first
The Exynos versions will be better, but obviously they're in short supply for now. Only one 10nm fab and that's only for the S8/N8.