December 18, 2013


It’s astounding just how many exceptional smartphone brands are out there that few consumers have ever heard about, at least outside of China. A few brands that come to mind include Vivo, Xiaomi, Oppo and Meizu.

The good news is that many Chinese companies are starting to move past their homeland and are now targeting the international market as well, including the United States. We’ve already seen Oppo release several of its handsets in the United States and throughout much of Europe, and now it looks like Meizu is gearing up for their own US launch.

According to Meizu’s extremely short press release, the company will be taking its first step towards a “long-term strategy to pursue the U.S. market” by previewing its smartphones at CES in January. Meizu concludes their press release by saying they believe “there’s room in the U.S. Market for another player”.

Meizu knows how to create a compelling device with at least a few key features that help it stand out from other Android handsets.

More competition is good, but who exactly is Meizu? Meizu is a Chinese electronics manufacturer that has been in business since 2003 and first entered the Android game in 2011 with the Meizu M9. What makes the company worth looking out for is that it isn’t afraid to bring cutting edge tech and features to its devices.

Not only does its recently released Meizu MX3 feature an Exynos 5 CPU and a whopping 128GB storage, the company has also begun hinting that its upcoming Meizu MX4G may feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1536. In other words, Meizu knows how to create a compelling device with at least a few key features that help it stand out from other Android handsets.

So when exactly will we see Meizu handsets come to North America, and how much will they set us back? That’s a good question. Meizu’s press release certainly didn’t give us any clues, though it’s possible they will give us more details in the weeks to come.

At the very least, we are sure to get more answers at CES in January.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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