A recent post by a Weibo user mentions that Meizu will be entering the cord-cutting business by releasing their own TV box. The post which is actually a screenshot of a conversation between an insider and another individual even includes the possible pricing of the device.
Cord-cutting is starting to be the main form of media consumption in households, with a number of big names and even companies known to provide cable TV service joining the train. While we assume Meizu’s TV Box will just be a way to access cord-cutting services like the way fellow phone maker Xiaomi does with its Mi Box series, we do not want to rule out a possibility of them coming out with their own exclusive content and features to stand out of the plethora of TV boxes present out there.
The Meizu TV Box has gotten its 3C certification and even lists Shenzen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd’s Bao’an foundry plant as the factory handling the manufacturing.
A few days ago, Meizu held a Flyme Conference in Shenzhen where they announced that they have been working on Flyme for TVs and tablets. The version for TV has been reported to have support for multi-windows and will connect with other devices under the Meizu Homekit Ecosystem.
The insider source says the Meizu TV Box will be priced at 299 Yuan ($44) which is a fair price if you compare it to Xiaomi’s latest Mi Box 3 which sells for 249 Yuan ($37) and an enhanced version that goes for 399 Yuan ($ 59). There is still no date of release yet but we believe it won’t be far off.