Meizu MX unveiled: dual-core Chinese wonder comes Jan 1st, 2012, sets the stage for a quad-core Meizu phone
Chinese phone maker Meizu has now officially lifted the cover off its next flagship: the Meizu MX. The handset will hit shelves on January 1st, just in time to entertain China throughout next year and it’s got the looks and internals to do so. Meizu, which borrows its first two letters fro the Chinese word for “dream,” claims to be a dreamphone indeed: with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 640x960 pixels, a 1.4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC and an 8-megapixel camera it’s definitely got the silicon muscle.
The new Meizu MX takes pride in its 4-inch AVS display with a pixel density of 292 ppi. The company claims that it’s better than larger, 4.3-inch screens, since the user can easily reach every edge with a finger. Additionally, the 8-megapixel camera also seems capable of delivering quite the punch with 1080p video recording.
Designwise, it doesn’t look like other cheaper handsets from China - with some resemblance to the iPhone, the MX has got its own unique accents like the navigational buttons and the differently designed camera opening. It’s 0.41 inches (10.3mm) thick and features a second mic for noise cancellation.
When it comes to connectivity, the handset supports HSPA+ and 16GB of internal storage for all those downloads and your data. Initially, the MX will run on a uniquely skinned version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but Meizu CEO Jack Wong has already confirmed that an Ice Cream Sandwich update is set to arrive shortly after. The Meizu MX is priced at around $470 (2,999 CNY) off contract. Meizu has also floated talks about a quad-core MX coming later in the year, but that’s everything we know so far about it.
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Calling all dreamers, the Meizu MX is unveiled
HONG KONG-9:30 AM GMT +8, October 6-Today Meizu unveils a new product, the Meizu MX. Borrowing the first two letters from the Chinese characters of the word “dream,” or “meng xiang,” the MX is a dream phone in all its senses. The MX comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8 megapixel back-illuminated camera and LED flash, along with a gyroscope and other sensors. Its design is clean, intuitive and minimalistic, which is the result of countless discussions, prototypes, and revisions.
The Meizu MX has a gorgeous 4-inch, high resolution (292 PPI) AVS screen with the ideal 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to wider 4.3-inch screens, the screen edges are easily reachable with your fingers, while providing better readability for text; both in horizontal and landscape mode. In addition, the phone comes with Meizu’s unique Flyme OS, which features a custom designed UI, as well as cloud services such as data syncing, music store (China-only), and an applications market. The Meizu MX also features a Meizu-only innovation, namely our patented situation-aware bottom light keys.
MX offers ample connectivity and media sharing options such as a micro USB port, coaxial digital audio output, MHL, USB Host and other features.
A 16GB version of the MX will be available January 1, 2012 priced at 2 999 CNY.
With the MX, Meizu is taking its first steps into the international market. Meizu is opening a store later this month in Hong Kong, on Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok.
Founded in 2003, we began producing music players which later came to be world renowned. Since 2008, all our efforts have been focused on making great smartphones, which have made us one of China’s most loved smartphone makers.
Since the beginning, something we have always held dear was the power of daring to dream. We believe in focus, in doing few things, but doing them really well. To us, focus is the key to achieving and exceeding our dreams. In focusing, our team is devoted, plans for the long-term, and strives for perfection. As a company, we want to transcend convention and imagination, with the ultimate goal of making products worthy of dreaming about.
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