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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