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Meizu will continue using chipsets from Qualcomm, Samsung and MediaTek

Meizu used a high-end Exynos chipset for the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, but the Pro 6s (which launched around the same time) used a MediaTek Helio instead. And recently, the company introduced its first Snapdragon-powered phone, the Meizu M6 Note. So whats going on? Heres what a company representative had to say:

We will use all three major SoC OEMs for our future devices; Samsung Exynos, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and MediaTek. Each one offers a unique advantage, and will complement our products differently.


Meizu will continue to source chipset from three manufacturers
Meizu will continue to source chipset from three manufacturers
Meizu will continue to source chipset from three manufacturers

Meizu will continue to source chipset from three manufacturers

That approach has its advantages, especially if a chipset proves to be in short supply because a competitor bought it up. Or if we have a repeat of the Snapdragon 810 situation. Do you have any preferences about the chipset or do you think the level of performance is more important than how it was achieved?

While you think, check out the manufacturing process of Meizu phones, complete with Terminator-like pool of molten aluminum.


Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones
Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones

Turning blocks of aluminum into Meizu phones

Also, a peek at how the camera is tested.


Meizu's camera testing setup
Meizu's camera testing setup

Meizu’s camera testing setup