updated 07:25 pm EDT, Wed June 1, 2011
M8 owners qualified for trade-in
Meizu may be set to ship its Android-based MX handset as early as September, ahead of the end-of-the-year estimate cited in earlier reports. Details posted on Meizu Me suggest the company will allow owners of M8 or M9 handsets to trade their devices for the MX. The upcoming release maintains the same 640x960 resolution as its predecessor, but spreads the screen size from 3.5- to 4-inches.
The handset is expected to be powered by an dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Other standard features include a GSM/WCDMA support, HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an eight-megapixel camera with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor.
The MX will carry a price of 3580 RMB (~$550 USD) with 16GB of storage when it arrives on the market.