Meizu has pledged to give its consumers more smartphone options with Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets in 2018. The Meizu M6s, which was launched earlier this week, is the first ever smartphone to be powered by the Exynos 7872 SoC, and the M6 Note brought the Snapdragon chip back into circulation as far as Meizu smartphones are concerned. But it looks like some media outlets have been speculating that the company will stop using MediaTek chipsets, so Jeffery Yang, Meizu’s senior vice-president, has taken to Weibo to dismiss that rumor.
MediaTek chips to live on in Meizu phones
A confirmation from one of the company’s top officials should be enough to put an end to all such rumors. Yang says that the decision to use a particular chipset depends on how a product is positioned. We’re likely to see MediaTek chips being used in the company’s absolute budget-grade phones, although at this point there is no word on what the next device with a MediaTek chip will be. Certainly not the Meizu 15 and 15 Plus, which will be launched this year to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary and probably won’t feel as special if they have a MediaTek processor under the hood.