Analyst: Meizu's new high-end handset to be powered by the Exynos 7420
posted by Alan F. / Aug 07, 2015, 3:01 AM
Even if the story is legit, the new handset is going to go ahead and employ the Exynos 7420. That is the word from analyst Pan Jiutang. And while we have seen what the chip can do in Samsung's handsets, the use of the chipset in a new phone from Meizu could make its new device the first from a Chinese manufacturer to sport a SoC produced using the 14nm process. Besides the Exynos 7420, the new phone is rumored to feature double-sided glass and use a metal frame. The handset would be priced at the equivalent of $483 USD.
It is possible that Meizu didn't want to turn off those consumers who stiffen up each time they hear the Snapdragon 810 name. Months of talk about the chip overheating will tend to do that to potential smartphone buyers. In addition, the manufacturer probably didn't want to wait until March when the Snapdragon 820 is expected to be powering new smartphone models. With the Xiaomi Mi 5 looking more and more like the first smartphone to come to market with the Snapdragon 820, Meizu apparently wanted something it could use now. The Exynos 7420 seems like an obvious choice, especially if the company has international aspirations for this new high-end series.
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Well done Meizu... atleast there is a company which still has a rational brain... I do feel affraid whenever I hear Sd810 and make some eggs ready to fry... other manufacturers should follow the same rout... Samsung is the best and sitting on the Mount Everest at the moment... nothing wrong to switch to Samsung for a year and when Qcomm will fix their issues then there will be an open choice to switch back... well, its their choice
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 3:11 AM 11
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They can't i should note that this Phone is China only and the choice of using exynos soc is not available to most of phone manufacturers.
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 3:58 AM 0
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I guess, if (please note the if) other companies had option to go for exynos, they did not think of it in first place, when SD 810 overheating issue wasn't known, the started developing their phone and when they encountered SD 810 overheat problems it was too late, and for some companies exynos was too costly.
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 11:30 AM 0
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its all about relationship. Samsung Chips have always been used in Meizu phones, and it'll probably stay that way. All the other vendors favoured Snapdragon, so now they must use snapdragon. Meizu has had a relation with Samsung and Mediatek, even at times the SD was a bit faster, but the Exynos is now on top, so Meizu can get a Exynos. It's also about cost. I believe that companies pay a annual sum of cash( or sign a contract for a few years ) to get the SoCs they want at a greatly discounted price. Meizu has been using Exynos in the past, and other oems used SD in the past, don't be surprised if it stays that way
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 2:38 PM 0
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You forget to mention that having exynos as a main chip to a phone that sells worldwide in millions is impossible. Samsung wouldnt be able to keep up the production, they already produce exynos for them selves, apple chips, other companies chips. It would have been impossible to get the exynos on LG G4 for example. Companies arent as stupid as you think. There are limits.
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 5:25 AM 1
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I doubt the issue is about capacity, Samsung has nowadays one of the biggest factories in the world and can deal with Apple who is the biggest customer of the world and with their own Galaxy SX line which is the one selling most flagships of all Android. A different issue is availability at launch, I doubt Samsung would allow any competitor to have the Exynos 7420 at the same time they were launching the S6 line.
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 6:56 AM 5
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I believe capacity was an issue (at least) earlier this year Samsung made a deal with GlobalFoundries licensing them Samsung's 14nm http://globalfoundries.com/new
I think its cause Samsung only had 2 fabs ready for 14nm (Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas)
So they wanted help from GF’s fab in Saratoga, New York
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 7:39 AM 0
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Dammit Meizu! The tab S2 might have had this if they didn't order so many. Oh well, I heard the tablet still flies with the 5433.
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 7:45 AM 0
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Why can't manufacturers swallow their pride and use some Samsung chips on their flagships?i mean you can't just depend on a single manufacturers and hope everything will be fine..
posted on Aug 07, 2015, 8:09 AM 2
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