Meizu products could be heading to the United States soon, company admits
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Between 2003 and 2008, Meizu was an average competitor in the booming MP3 player industry and had a strong presence in the USA market then; however, by the time the MP3 and MP4 players began seeing a huge decline in demand, Meizu turned to the next available flight: smartphones.
Unlike selling of media players, the Chinese OEM was only able to offer its smartphones locally, and with the help of international e-commerce platforms like Alibaba, shipped devices to buyers in a number of markets outside the Chinese border. The company also offers some of its products in neighboring India.
Recently, Meizu has been able to be consistent in producing products that catch our fancy. For example, the Pro 5 which was announced earlier this week stuns with an iPhone-esque design but flexes the power of a Galaxy Note 5 beneath its 2.5D glass-covered Super AMOLED touchscreen. Priced nearly as half as the aforementioned Samsung and Apple flagships, the Meizu Pro 5 is a good bang for the buck and could get more help if it was available in a wider range of markets.
Meizu Pro 5 is powered by a 64-bit Samsung Exynos 7420 processor.
Speaking at the product’s Thursday launching in Beijing, Meizu vice president Li Nan announced that the company is paying “close attention” to the North American market and explained that she wouldn’t rule out a possible advancement into the sophisticated US market anytime soon.
Meizu is having a good time in China right now — the company said it sold nearly 3 million smartphones in August — but an expansion into other markets would surely help the phone maker retail more devices and get more global recognition in the coming years.
With that being said, the consumers will always have the final say, so we ask: Will you buy a Meizu smartphone (supposing it supports your country’s network frequencies and is available in a retail store near you)?