Notebookcheck

Meizu Pro 7 may feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset

If the Meizu Pro 7 does use the Snapdragon 835, it will likely launch in May or later due to high demand for Samsung's Galaxy S8. (Source: PhoneArena)
If the Meizu Pro 7 does use the Snapdragon 835, it will likely launch in May or later due to high demand for Samsung's Galaxy S8. (Source: PhoneArena)
Meizu and Qualcomm have settled last year's patent wars and are now cooperating on what could likely be Meizu's next flagship, the Meizu Pro 7. Reports say the smartphone will feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset.

There’s been a bitter patent war between Meizu and US chip manufacturer Qualcomm for some time now, but evidently they have made a tentative peace with one another. For the moment, at least. Chinese sources report that Meizu has two smartphones in the works that will feature processors built by Qualcomm instead of the usual MediaTek and Samsung processors the company has used in the past.

Speculators say one of these phones is likely to be the anticipated flagship, the Meizu Pro 7. It may even contain the top-tier Snapdragon 835, a strong addition to its list of features that include dual cameras and a curved display. The other phone is rumored to be a mid-range, more affordable version of the Pro 7 and will be powered by the Snapdragon 626 chipset, the successor to the Snapdragon 625.

Considering that less than six months ago Qualcomm was suing Meizu in three countries for patent infringements regarding 3G and 4G connectivity patents, this turn of events is a little surprising, but certainly a good sign for Meizu buyers.

Meizu phones are primarily popular in China and Eastern Europe, markets that Qualcomm no doubt hopes to dominate the same way they’ve become the dominant force behind many smartphone brands in North America and the EU.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 03 > Meizu Pro 7 may feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset
Isaac Brown, 2017-03-15 (Update: 2017-03-16)
Isaac Brown
Isaac Brown - News Editor
I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.