Meizu is feeling a lot of pressure from rising Chinese players like Xiaomi, Oppo, Zopo and Gionee. The company has its own Android-based platform, Flyme, and is also trying to diversify its offering by working with Canonical on the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone.
Like that’s not enough, they are also experimenting with Alibaba’s upcoming Aliyun OS (YunOS for short).
The soon-to-be-launched Meizu MX4 Pro has been caught in the wild running said platform. Moreover, the same source says that this device, with Alibaba’s OS, will launch as early as October 20th. That’s five days from now, and the best part is the price – this MX4 Pro variant will sell for an equivalent of $293, which is an amazing deal considering the specs.
YunOS is described as a Linux-based platform that incorporates Android runtime. What this means is that the majority of Android apps will work out of box. Plus, we expect to see a number of Alibaba’s apps and services coming preloaded, allowing users to quickly order stuff while on the go.
The Meizu MX4 Pro’s rumored specs include Samsung’s Exynos octa-core chip, 3GB of RAM, 20MP rear and 13MP front cameras, Quad HD screen and so on. And yes, we’re excited to try out one of these as soon as possible. 😉