Analyst: Meizu's new high-end handset to be powered by the Exynos 7420

Analyst: Meizu's new high-end handset to be powered by the Exynos 7420
Back in June, we told you that the Meizu MX5 Pro could be powered by the Exynos 7420 SoC. That's the same chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. But it now appears as though the manufacturer has decided to skip over the MX5 Pro, and build a whole new high-end series. Cited as the source of this story is Meizu VP Li Nan.

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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source: GizmoChina

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