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Exynos 8890 Could Be Present In An Upcoming Meizu Phone At A Much Lower Price Tag

Omar Sohail
Posted May 12, 2016
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Exynos 8890, as we all know, is the flagship chipset belonging to Samsung and is the product of the company’s chip designing knowledge. The SoC is present in the likes of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and is made on the 14nm FinFET architecture. Now, the latest leak has it that an Exynos 8890 is also going to be present inside an upcoming Meizu smartphone.

Upcoming Meizu Smartphone Will Take Several Things From Samsung’s Phones, Including A Curved Screen And An Exynos 8890

Meizu’s high-end phones are no stranger to using Samsung’s chipsets. MX4 Pro features an Exynos 5420, the same SoC present inside Galaxy Note 4, while Pro 5 featured an Exynos 7420, which was present inside Galaxy S6 and all the rest of the devices rolled out by the tech giant in 2015. Looking at the friendly relationship between Samsung and Meizu, it is highly likely that the upcoming Meizu smartphone would feature an Exynos 8890. One reason why we believe that Meizu will not sport a Snapdragon 820 is because Qualcomm charges far too much for its flagship chipset, which would not exact result in an affordable smartphone now would it?

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Coming to the leaked pricing details of the phone, the Exynos 8890 powered smartphone will be priced at 3,000 Yuan, which is equal to $460. While the phone does not fit into the affordable smartphone category range, it is still a far better choice than squandering $700+ on a flagship phone, especially when you’re on a strict budget. The only other high-end Meizu smartphone to be announced this year was the Pro 6, which is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X25. Now, some might be wondering what the processor configuration present inside Meizu Pro 6 is. Turns out that there is not much difference between Helio X25 and Helio X20, as you will soon find out with the core type and clock speed listed below:

  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.4GHz
  • 4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.0GHz
  • 2 x ARM Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.5GHz
  • Mali-T880 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
Galaxy Note 7 Has Been Spotted With A Much More Powerful SoC Developed By Samsung

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The 5.2-inch smartphone comes with a 1080p AMOLED display, suggesting that you will get better colors during the daytime and it will be more efficient as opposed to other displays incorporated in smartphones. However, the display will ‘rainbow out’ when you decide to tilt the screen away from your peripheral vision. While there is no external storage capability, Meizu does offer you the option to either purchase a 32GB on-board storage version, or a 64GB one. Keep in mind that the internal storage satisfies the eMMC standard, which is slower than UFS 2.0.

If the first Meizu phone packed some amazing hardware, then we can expect wonders from the Exynos 8890 powered device.

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