At the end of January this year, it was rumored that Chinese car giant Geely plans to acquire Meizu. Geely then said they would not comment on the rumors, and Meizu thanked people for their interest. These days, the Chinese media are again writing about the deal between Geely and Meizu, which they claim is already in the final phase. There is again no official statement from the both sides.
Since last year, it is clear that Geely Holding Group is entering the smartphone business with its new company registered in Hubei, in which it intends to invest 10 billion yuan. The current trend is for phone makers to start a smart car business, and car makers need phones to control the car operating system.
We also know that Meizu is developing an operating system Flyme for Car. Where this system will find its application is not yet clear. In addition, the company has registered a few patents related to the automotive industry.
Geely has acquired many companies in the past and so far its policy has been for acquired companies to retain their names and individuality. Let’s hope that Meizu will continue to develop its mobile phones under the Meizu brand, if the allegations about the acquisition turn out to be true.
At the same time, fans are looking forward to this year’s flagships of the Meizu 19 series. It is speculated that Meizu has decided to wait until the second half of the year so that smartphones can be equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. The new chip will not differ significantly in performance from Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but is expected to be “cooler”, as it will no longer be produced on Samsung’s 4nm technology, but on TSMC. This will lead to lower power consumption and will avoid a number of problems associated with overheating of the phones.
To deal with overheating of Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 888 Plus in the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18s series, the company has released an update to Flyme 9.2. The new firmware’s version is equipped with the Frequency Modulation function. It allows users to reduce CPU and GPU frequencies without having to root their phones and install third-party applications. The Frequency Modulation function is for advanced users, so it is located in Developer options.