Churning them out: Meizu uses Nokia E71 to tease yet another device to be released in 2 weeks

Churning them out: Meizu uses Nokia E71 to tease yet another device to be released in 2 weeks
Meizu is a China-based manufacturer known for being a serious competitor to Xiaomi in the bargain-priced flagship niche. Its MX series and Pro series have made waves worldwide with their ergonomic design, powerful chipsets, and aggressive price tags. Earlier this year, it launched the Pro 6, with a 5.2-inch display and a MediaTek Helio X25 SoC inside, and the MX6 followed with its larger, 5.5-inch screen, and a Helio X20 inside. Recently, we heard that the Pro 7 is already planned for launch in mid-September, with a curved screen, Samsung Exynos 8890, and 4 GB of RAM inside, and while we wait, the company announced two new glass sandwich midrangers, the $150 U10 and $165 U20, just yesterday. Hold your horses, Meizu!

But holding it will not. Just after unveiling the two brand new handsets, Meizu has now teased yet another device — a Meizu Max. So far nothing much is known about the device, aside from the fact that the press invitations for the launch event have been sent with a Nokia E71 in the box. What?

This is not the first time Meizu has used old Nokia smartphones to hype up its midrangers. Back in 2015, it sent out Nokia 1110 units, as if to imply that the then upcoming M2 smartphone will be a reliable, indestructible, classic. Of course, the good old Nokia E71 was loved back in the day for its large keyboard and display, providing great productivity for what it was. So, apparently, Meizu wants to send a message that the Max would be a no-compromise productivity machine... we guess.

It is speculated that the phone would be part of the Blue Charm series, which means a midranger with a mindbogglingly low price-tag. Well, if you want to import it somewhere in the world, cost would surely jump up after tax and customs, but Meizu smartphones usually manage to hold a price-to-value ratio even after that.

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