The probability of you having heard of the Chinese handset maker, Meizu is rather slim. The name is alien to most people outside of China, but yet, this no small time Chinese gadget maker who makes copies of popular brands. Meizu is a company which is trying to take a place for itself in the global market with it’s own high end smartphones. The latest Meizu MX Quad Core smartphone is a good example.
The Meizu MX is currently set to be launched on the 30th of June, in Hong Kong and mainland China and may be a worldwide release as well in the near future. Now, more on the phone itself.
The Meizu MX is a decent looking phone with a 0.41 inch thick body and weighing in at 4.9 ounces. The phone will also be available in five different colors. The screen is a 4 inch Advanced Super View capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 960 X 540 pixels. Pretty mediocre specifications till now, but things get better from here.
The Meizu MX Quad is powered by a 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos quad-core processor combined with a Mali-400MP GPU. It has 1 GB of RAM. A hardware specification which is enough to let you have a smooth gaming, browsing and multimedia experience.
Coming to the operating system used in the MX Quad. It is the Android Ice Cream Sandwich but the user interface is a modified with a yet unknown Flyme 1.0 custom skin. We can say whether we like it or not only after seeing and using the UI.
Other features include an 8-megapixel camera and a front facing VGA web camera. Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, GPS are the connectivity options. The MX Quad will be available in two models. A 32 GB and a 64 GB model. No provision for expanding the memory with a memory card is provided and neither is it required. All this is powered by a 1,700 mAh battery.
The pricing has not been announced yet, though it is speculated to be ¥2,999 (the 32 GB model), and for ¥3,999 (the 64 GB version) i.e., $475 and $633 respectively.
So, would you give the Meizu MX Quad a try if it hits your country?