Meizu first ventured into the wearable territory exactly a year back. The Chinese OEM launched a premium looking wearable dubbed the InWatch Pi in collaboration with wearable maker InWatch.
Needless to say that the watch failed to fare well in the market and most people living out of China aren't even aware of its existence. InWatch Pi had very little going for it other than the premium metal build.
However last year failure haven't been able to deter Meizu from venturing into the smart wear segment. Apparently an all new Meizu branded smartwatch was spotted at the Electronics fair in Hong Kong.
Sadly, it isn't as interesting as one would expect from a Meizu product. Sporting a circular display the Meizu smartwatch is rather bulky. It has now ditched the all metal casing sported by the InWatch Pi, to opt for a plastic body.
Around the dial are white marks which are presumably included to give the watch a sporty look. However most would reckon that it does exactly the opposite and makes it look childish.
In terms of hardware the Meizu smartwatch is supposedly using a MediaTek SoC under the hood. In fact the watch is using a low power SoC built specifically for smart watches.
Sadly, the Meizu watch doesn't run on Android. Instead it uses TOS (Tescent OS) which is a Chinese iteration of Android for smartwatches.
The Meizu logo is seen at the back of the smartwatch along with tabs for charging the watch via a charging dock. Further the watch uses a leather band which somewhat adds a premium feel to a rather cheap looking wearable.
It is expected that Meizu will possibly launch this smartwatch at their event on 21st. However the star of the event will undoubtedly be the new iteration of Melian Note.