Chip maker MediaTek invests in Meizu shares

Chip maker MediaTek invests in Meizu shares
China-based manufacturer Meizu was obviously in good relations with SoC manufacturer MediaTek last year, as the former's MX4 flagship that was released in September 2014 was the first phone ever to rock the MT6595 SoC. If this doesn't underline a positive partnership between the two companies, then the fact that the MX4 was the first Meizu top-shelf handset to not ship with a Samsung chip humming under its hood could make a sceptic think twice.

Well, industry insiders in China have reported that this relationship may be going even deeper, as MediaTek has purportedly invested into the smartphone builder, buying an undisclosed amount of shares. An interesting move, which makes us wonder about the future Meizu handsets and their hardware. The MX4 had the potent MT6595, which managed to top AnTuTu and spin some heads, sure, but when it came to the MX4 Pro, Meizu chose to hop back to a Samsung-made Exynos 5430.

So, could we expect to see more MediaTek-equipped Meizu flagships in the future? Time will tell, sure, and we are especially curious to find out whether or not this will mean no more Exynos chips in the MX smartphones.

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5 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

Looks like chinese OEMs are in full force this year with downfall of snapdragon

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Snapdragon 810 is a letdown this year. Mediatek is having its chance.

3. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Comparing to exsynos l it's still better than mediatek specially the new version of it.

4. shm224

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

@hafini_27 : does Mediatek have any high-end SOC that competes with the Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810?

5. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

does NO ONE think this is a conflict of interests?

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