Nokia and Meizu to collaborate on a new MX4 phone, rumors say

Nokia and Meizu to collaborate on a new MX4 phone, rumors say
Meizu's MX4 and MX4 Pro are very well made, powerful, and relatively affordable smartphones, which are, unfortunately, not that readily available to western markets. Apparently, Meizu does have the desire to sell its phones outside of Asia, however, it fears the handsets might lack a certain appeal to westerners' tastes – if this latest rumor from China is to be believed, that is.

A number of tech blogs have reported that Meizu will be partnering up with Nokia on a MX4 Supreme (alleged code name) – a smartphone, which will retain the shape and razor-sharp bezels, signature for Meizu's recent flagships, but will have its coloring, hardware, and software decided upon by Nokia. The phone will still bear the Meizu moniker, since the Finnish company is still not allowed to commercialize phones under its name, due to the Microsoft deal.

How about it, guys – anyone excited to see a Nokia phone sticked in a bezelless Meizu design come to fruition?

source: TechWeb (translated) via GizChina



1. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Nokia is rising again

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

People want a phone with the NOKIA logo on it, not a phone that says Meizu....

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's correct but if Meizu is backed by Nokia with h/w, s/w, etc. and its known to people then why not.

24. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Bring it ON NOKIA ! DESTROY MICROSOFT AND MR. FLOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nokia is rising again or may be the demise of meizu is near... I hope nokia will help them putting great camera and will not advise anything else

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Not advise them of anything else? Pfft...because they are doing great all on their own. Nokia should teach them how to build the ENTIRE thing from scratch.

3. Plesman88

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Aluminium back + no Mediatek + Nokia Software (updates) = deal for me

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow!!! That's really a great news. Meizu's Flyme OS looks cool though.

5. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Sounds good ;)

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Nokia's hw will do but no sw,at least not that z launcher.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Wise decision to ditch EU and collaborate with China, only this Nokia will survives. Nokia divided to two, one with US and the other one with China, who will have happy ending?

29. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

China for $200, Alex...

9. Hashed unregistered

NO, just NO, Nokia with WP is a yes yes yes,, other than that, not interested, at least for me.

15. RajRicardo

Posts: 494; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Nokia with android, aka the N1 sold 20000 units in few seconds.

16. Hashed unregistered

So? WP is so underestimated, it is human nature to fear trying anything new, if people just give the WP a try they would love it, just like how people resisted Android for the sake of Symbian.

18. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

its true. no doubt about WP being capable, but WP does lag in easy to use OS, i have seen android people coming back to android bcz they were not able to do basic tasks in WP with ease as they used to do in android, i know there are many apps they can download to do it in a similar ways as they did in android phone, but y any one need to learn a new OS? when every thing is done easily ?

26. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I gave WP a try and didn't like it., so?

30. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

..."at least for you" is correct.

10. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

loser X loser = ultra loser

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

negative X negative is should have used a plus sign rather than times....LOL

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

loserA X loserB < 1 when both the numbers are less than 1. Losers remain losers.

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

except the meizu probably sells more phones in china then most other manufacturers sell in the western market !

14. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

+1 to that comment, but China's average population does have an income of lower that 600 USD per month so a high end smartphone would be hard for them to purchase (HIGH END NON-CHINESE SMARTPHONE).

17. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

nokia is far from loser, whatever oem you like they pay royalities to nokia. blackberry, apple, samsung, lg, huawei, htc, lenovo and so many. even chinese govt respect nokia and pay for patents. nokia is not greedy thats why its revenue is low. but if nokia decide not to licence its patent to chipmaker like quallcom and instead ask royalities of $1 for every phone made then nokia will earn billions. do remember nokia has around 40 essential patents which needed to make smartphone

21. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Totally true. Nokia have hundreds of patents in terms of cellular devices and networking.

31. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This article isn't about you x livinunderarock = crispin bananaboat. Windows Central must be looking like Dodge City these days...

19. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

I would love to see Nokia back. But there is nothing Nokia about this phone. Looking forward to 2016 when Nokia can start selling smartphones under its own brand name.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd support Nokia through strawman builds like this. Bring it.

22. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Interesting! Then next Year they are allowed to come out with Nokia labelled phones, so this could be a warm-up.

23. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

No. please don't. We love you Nokia but this is not what we want.....

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