According to Sierra Ma of Future Technology Enterprise Limited (Meizu’s business partner in Hong Kong) in an interview with Tech in Asia, Meizu is about to announce their European expansion plans next month. The plans that are about to announced will outline Meizu’s strategy for Europe and which countries they’re aiming on. While Meizu plans to brings a new phone to the United States in Q3 (this phone will be the same phone that will be released in China), Europe will get the MX3. For the United States launch, Meizu will still include their Flyme App Center, but it will be enhanced for international usage. Sierra Ma says they can’t get down to China prices in the United States, but the price should be 30 percent less than top-end Samsung phones with the same kind of specs. Meizu will use a different strategy compared to other Chinese brands like OPPO. Their plan is to open many Meizu boutique stores and listening to its local partner in each country. Lastly, Sierra Ma said that Meizu experienced a growth of 60% within China.
Furthermore, according to official VKontakte account of Meizu Russia, Meizu engineers are testing Ubuntu at the moment. But the it is in the initial stage at the moment and not also not a large priority for Meizu. This means there’s no indication of a release date yet. Flyme is still the main focus point for Meizu.