Meizu MX Quad-core ups ante
Meizu started its week in China with the MX Quad-core. The design promises to be one of the fastest phones on the market, partly through its using a Samsung chip instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3. While shy on details, Meizu mentioned it as an Exynos based on a 32-nanometer ARM Cortex-A9 design, likely making it the Exynos 4412 and giving it a 1.5GHz clock speed.
Meizu MX with quad-core CPU due in May?
The quad-core version of the Meizu MX smartphone won't be coming to the Chinese market until May of next year, the company's boss Jack Wong revealed on the Meizu BBS forum board. That's a lot later than originally expected, though that unofficial launch date has come and gone. When it does arrive, however, Android 4.0 should be onboard, along with Meizu's Flyme user interface.
CEO commits to latest Android update
Meizu is reportedly preparing to bring Android 4.0 to its current M9 handset and the upcoming MX variant. Responding to questions posted on Meizu's forums, CEO Jack Wong noted that the company will try to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as possible. The executive suggests the plans will not affect the release schedule for the MX.
Meizu MX smartphone priced for China
The upcoming quad-core smartphone that is the Meizu MX has just been officially priced and dated for its release in China. The device will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, priced at ¥3,999 (about $625) and ¥4,999 (nearly $780), respectively. The base version will get a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor while the 32GB model will have a four-core A9.
iPhone clone ups hardware specs
Meizu's MX smartphone may be one of the first to arrive on the market with a quad-core processor, according to CEO Jack Wong. The handset was originally expected to be limited to a dual-core processor, however the executive published a post on the company's official forums claiming the 32GB variant will be upgraded to a quad-core chip.
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.