Gone are the days when Westerners should label mobile devices built by China-based OEMs as cheap, frail and unreliable, with companies like Huawei, ZTE and Xiaomi making huge strides of late in narrowing the gap with top global dogs such as Apple and Samsung.
Meizu is another up-and-coming smartphone player that’s so far focused on Asia but should be taken seriously in the West, as it’s just announced an imminent North American push. CES 2014 will apparently get us acquainted with the first Meizu-made handheld(s) targeted towards the U.S., although their identities remain a big mystery.
Or maybe not, since the company focuses more on quality than quantity, having a somewhat limited device portfolio. Which doesn’t make their flagship any less spectacular. Here’s hoping the [easyazon-link asin=”B00FZBWBSS” locale=”us”]MX3[/easyazon-link] will swing by Las Vegas next month, complete with its unconventional 5.1-inch 1,800 x 1,080 pix res screen, octa-core Exynos CPU and outrageous 128 GB built-in storage.
Not that we’d mind some sort of rehash or follow-up, especially if it ups the resolution ante even more (to QHD, aka 2K). A closer to vanilla on-board Android version would also be welcomed, though that’s a long shot, since Meizu is quite popular in China thanks mostly to its highly skinned OS, dubbed Flyme.
Via [Phone Arena]