Chinese smartphone company Meizu may be using processors from MediaTek and Samsung in most of its latest phones. But US chip maker Qualcomm has filed a complaint with regulators in Beijing, claiming that Meizu is using Qualcomm’s patented technology without a license.
At issue are Qualcomm’s patents relating to 3G and 4G LTE wireless communications. Qualcomm says it’s been trying to reach a licensing agreement with Meizu, but that the Chinese phone maker has not signed a deal, which is why Qualcomm is taking legal action now.
While Meizu primarily sells its Android smartphones in China, the company also offers handsets in a handful of other countries including India, Israel, the Philippines, Brazil, and some European countries and the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone is available globally (when it’s in stock).
Meizu is also entering the US consumer electronics market with a high-end wireless speaker.