Meizu and Xiaomi are two popular Chinese Android OEMs that are known to provide some extremely powerful handsets at dirt cheap prices. Proving this statement true again today is the Meizu MX2, which was officially unveiled by Meizu today.
The Meizu MX2 packs in a 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor (same as the one in Galaxy Note 2), 2GB of RAM, ARM-Mali 400MP GPU and a 4.4-inch “gapless” display with 1280*800 resolution and an efficient “New Mode 2″ technology. The handset will come in three different storage options – 16, 32 and 64GB.
At the back of the MX2 is an 8MP F/2.4 BSI camera accompanied by an LED flash, and a 2MP snapper in the front. Other features include an MHL port, dual-mics for noise cancellation, S/PDIF audio out, Bluetooth 4.0 and a non-removable 1800mAh battery.
The MX2 will be running on a non-identifiable version of Android – Flyme 2.0 – which includes more than 3400+ enhancements from the Chinese OEM. The handset goes on sale in China from mid-December with the 16GB variant costing ¥2,499 ($400)m while the 32 and 64GB variant costing ¥2,999 and ¥3,999, respectively.
Remember the Meizu MX? The Chinese handset maker that had revealed the Meizu MX handset last year, running a custom version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. When the company announced the MX, it also stated that it would be releasing a quad-core variant of the handset.
Yesterday, the company finally announced the quad-core variant of the MX. The Meizu MX is the first handset to be announced by any company to use a non-Tegra 3quad-core SoC. Instead, the Meizu MX uses a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor from Samsung, which is built on the 32nm fabrication process. There is also a very high probability that the same SoC will be found inside Samsung’s flagship handset, the Galaxy S III.
Other specs of the handset are pretty mediocre including a 4-inch qHD (960*640) ASV display, an 8MP camera with an f/2.2 lens aided by an LED flash, a 1700mAh battery and the usual bunch of connectivity features. The quad-core variant of the Meziu MX will be available from early June this year. The handset will be running on the company’s own “Flyme OS UI”, which itself is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The 32GB and 64GB variant of the Meizu MX will cost 2999/3999 CNY and $3099/4099 HKD in Mainland China and Hong Kong, respectively.
Meizu, a company popularly known for releasing phones which look like an iPhone clone, has released its new flagship phone the Meizu’s MX. The MX sports a 4-inch ASV display with qHD (640×960) resolution. It is powered by the Exynos 4210 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, which is a beast in every right!
Other than this, there is also 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, a secondary microphone for noise cancellation, MHL port, S/PDIF out, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB host capabilities, GPS with A-GPS, and a bunch of sensors.
At the back of this chinese handset is an 8MP F2.2 backside-illuminated sensor, which is capable of recording videos in Full HD (1080p) resolution. There is also a measly 0.3MP camera in the front for video-calling. The MX also features a Meizu only innovation, the situation-aware bottom light keys. Support for DivX, Xvid, MKV, MP4 and AVI videos along with FLAC audio support is also baked right into the OS.
The Meizu MX runs on a heavily customized version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, dubbed as Flyme OS by the company. The company has promised that the MX will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update next year as well. The MX will hit the retail stores on January 1 for ¥2,999 ($470). Thankfully, the handset has a pentaband 3G radio, which means users won’t need to bother about network compatibility issues with their phones when they fly international.
I must say these Chinese handset manufacturers have come a long way since making cheap iPhone replicas.