Meizu has announced that the August 10 launch is for a phone called the Meizu Blue Charm E which is aimed at the younger generation and supposed to take on Xiaomi’s new Redmi Pro.
A leak from a user on Weibo says the phone has a special feature, the ability to control your car; that is if you own the ”internet SUV”, the Roewe RX5. The car which is a product of the collaboration between SAIC (Shangai Automotive Industry Corporation) and Alibaba debuted at the Beijing Auto show earlier this year. The car’s infotainment system is a special version of Alibaba’s YunOS called YunOS for Car.
Owners of the Meizu Charm Blue E will be able to unlock the car, heat up the seats, and control the air-conditioning using their phone. You might be wondering why the RX5 and not other cars. The reason is because Alibaba has a stake in Meizu. The internet giant invested $590 million in the Chinese phone maker last year. This makes things a lot easier for them saving them the trouble of entering into an agreement with another phone maker.
Reports say the Meizu Blue Charm E will feature a metal body, a 5.5” Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, a Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, a 13MP primary camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. The phone will feature a 3100mAh battery and come with Meizu’s fast charge technology called mCharge.