Chinese electronics manufacturer Meizu announced today its newest flagship Android smartphone called Meizu MX3 at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. It packs powerful hardware, all-new design, and impressive software features in a bid to overshadow its rival Xiaomi, which was set to announce its new device later this week.
The company’s website provided all necessary information about the new device’s hardware specifications and features. While other manufacturers go for Snapdragon’s latest chips, Meizu preferred to use Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset, which comes with 2 sets of quad-core CPUs: one set has four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.6GHz while the other has four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2GHz.
Meizu MX3 will also come packed with 2GB RAM to accommodate more services and apps running simultaneously. It would be marketed in four capacity variants: 16, 32, 64 and 128GB. Its primary camera sensor will only feature 8MP, with a Sony-made sensor with f/2.0 lens and Fujitsu’s ISP for 20fps captures, instead of the rumored 13MP. The secondary camera, as expected, would only come with 2MP sensor.
Like any other smartphone makers today, Meizu would want to break free of the 4.4-inch display barrier. Meizu MX3 will sport a 5.1-inch display with a strange resolution at 1800 x 1080 pixels (15:9 ratio). It uses Sharp’s and JDI’s panel.
The phone is packed with all connectivity features including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band WiFi and GPS.
To power everything up, MX3 is give a 2,400mAh battery pack that could approximately last 10 hours on WiFi and 7 hours of video playback. The price ranges from $410 (CNY 2,499) to $650 (CNY 3,999) depending on the variant.
As of publication, there is no information pertaining to the global availability of the phone. But if the company plans it, MX3 will take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One and the newest iPhone.