Although the Meizu MX2 doesn’t launch until November 17th in Beijing, we already seem know quite a bit about the upcoming smartphone. Not only is it believed to have quad-core power under the hood, we now have a new leak that suggests the MX2 will start at just 2599 yuan,or about $417, for the 16GB version.
Android is on the rise in China. While the smartphone market in the country is currently under 20% of total mobile devices as of earlier this year, smartphones are certainly a fast-growing segment. In the third quarter of 2012, Android smartphones have accounted for 90.1% of the market, which includes smartphone sales and ownership.
Meizu is about to release yet another iPhone-like-ish Android handset, the MX2, which has its own special media event set for November 27. And it looks like the Chinese Android handset maker is not afraid to show some MX2 skin with less than two weeks to go until the announcement.
Xiaomi has made the jump from an obscure Chinese mobile phone manufacturer to a very intriguing name for Westerners in a very short while, but that doesn’t seem to have been enough for the 2 year old company.
If the race for the snappiest smartphone with the highest resolution display is not just on, but crazy heated, the competition for the 10-inch tablet with the coolest screen seems to have stagnated a bit lately.
While many big-time Western-based smartphone manufacturers are simply struggling to survive, the smaller Chinese companies are growing and growing. And not just in the low-range budget-friendly niche, but also in the high-end sector, where Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi have made quite the splashes lately.
The Chinese government has banned acces to Google services during the start of the Communist Party Congres, as a means to pre-empt potential dissent. This brings up the question, again, on the viability of foreign firms running Internet businesses in the country, including mobile platforms like Android.
According to Q3 2012 information from research firm Canalys, Apple is no longer considered one of the top five smartphone vendors in China. The Cupertino-based corporation has now dropped down to sixth place, edged out by a local Chinese company called Yulong.
According to reports, Amazon might be planning to release several Kindle devices for the China market this month, the Kindle Fire HD included.
Usually, when people hear about Chinese Android-based tablets, they run for their lives, expecting poor build quality or low performance. Or, in many cases, both. However, there are the occasional exceptions of tabs coming out of that corner of the world that are budget-friendly, snappy and reliable, all in one package.