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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17 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

2. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

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.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

Actually it is if they really wanted to. Samsung's SoC business operates as a separate unit

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Wtf and you think why other companies don't use this soc either they're stupid or you are!!!

13. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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.

14. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

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

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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.

4. Shocky unregistered

You don't know what their limit it, you have no idea how much stock they have. You're making assumptions with no information to back any of it up.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

Since they're building the snapdragon orders why couldn't they build exynos for others? Btw, LG will never ever ask their close rival to help them out

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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/newsroom/press-releases/2014/04/17/samsung-and-globalfoundries-forge-strategic-collaboration-to-deliver-multi-sourced-offering-of-14nm-finfet-semiconductor-technology 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

5. Shocky unregistered

Great move by Meizu. But yet another phablet, we have too many and 6" is too close to tablet size.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

17. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Exy5433 on 1536p is more than okay.

11. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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..

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Why everyone thinks that the companies have an option and they're wiser than other companies?

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Really why the hell can't sony get this s**t then f**k.

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