Meizu Pro 7 may 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.