A tablet from Meizu?

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Meizu mBook

Following the launch of the Meizu 17 series, the company has confirmed that there will be no more new phones this year, but will enter the field of so-called wearable products and IoT (Internet of Things). It is also already known that we will soon see the first Meizu Smart Watch with a specially designed user interface Flyme for Watch, most likely based on Wear OS from Google. These days, the company registered a new profile in the Chinese social network Weibo – Meizu Smart Watch.

Yesterday, however, there was a rumor that it is possible to work on a tablet from Meizu. A video entitled “Study how to turn Meizu 17 Pro into a Tab” was posted on the official Meizu Care Weibo profile. In the video, Meizu 17 Pro is moved down and converted into a tablet with a few photos and subsequent editing. Will we really see a similar product? The questions in the comments below the video from Meizu Care were answered meaningfully only with emoticons…

The fact is that Meizu made its first steps in this direction in 2010. Jack Wong published in his profile some of the specifications of a future Meizu mBook, which, however, did not reach mass production.

The tablet was to have an 8.4-inch 4:3 capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. At 210mmx140mmx14mm, it is smaller than its competitor iPad. It was expected to be equipped with a 1.5GHz CPU and graphics processor that allows watching 1080p HD video, as well as an HDMI port with full-size HD output, a battery that lasts up to 12 hours, 3G and Wi-Fi network and GPS.

Meizu mBook

In December 2016, the JDtab J01 was launched. The tablet was developed specifically for the online store JingDong (JD.com) in collaboration between Meizu, JD, Foxconn, Harman/Kardon and LeEco (designed by JD, OS powered by Flyme, sound by Harman/Kardon). Manufactured by Foxconn. It has been pre-installed with letvHD, and includes a one-year subscription to listen to music and watch videos from the Music LeTV platform, as well as 1,000 free e-books from JingDong to read over three months.

JDtab Flyme OS

JDtab J01 is equipped with a simple aluminum body produced by CNC technology. At the top are the on/off button and the 3.5 mm headphone jack. To the right are the volume up/down buttons, and to the left is the microphone. At the bottom are the USB Type-C port and Harman/Kardon stereo speakers with Hi-Fi sound quality.

JDtab Flyme Harman/Kardon

The display of the tablet is 7.85 inches with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and a density of 326 ppi. It is equipped with the MTK8173 Quad Core 2GHz processor from MediaTek, PowerVR GX6250 graphics processor, 4GB RAM DDR3L and 64GB eMMC internal storage. The rear camera is 8MP and the front 5MP. The battery has a capacity of 6200mAh and lasts up to 10 hours.

The device’s dimensions are 204.8×135.9×6.95mm and the weight is 370 grams. JDtab J01 has been pre-installed with Android 6.0 and Flyme OS for Tab from Meizu. Available in two colors – silver and gold. It costs 1499 yuan ($215).