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Meizu MX4 Pro is here - Quad HD, 20nm Exynos SoC, 20.7MP camera, and complex fingerprint sensor on board

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Meizu MX4 Pro is here - Quad HD, 20nm Exynos SoC, 20.7MP camera, and complex fingerprint sensor on board

After months of speculations, Meizu has finally launched the more power-laden version of its MX4 flagship - enter the 5.5" Meizu MX4 Pro. Design-wise, it's mostly similar to the 5.36" Meizu MX4, though it has a slightly redesigned capacitive home button (there's a reason for that). Just a tad thicker than the MX4, the MX4 Pro is 9mm-thin and tips the scales at 158gr. At the same time, it's 150.1mm tall and 77mm wide, which means that the 5.5-inch handset has a good screen-to-body ratio of 76.5%. Meizu also boasts that it has slimmed down the side bezels to 2.8mm.

Just as we heard several days ago, the handset is powered by a quad-core Samsung-made chipset, an Exynos 5430 SoC (the first 20nm chipset that debuted alongside the Samsung Galaxy Alpha) , which has four Cortex-A15 cores running at 2.0GHz and four Cortex-A7 ones humming at 1.5GHz. All of the eight cores are singing in concert in accordance to the big.LITTLE technology. In the meantime, we have a Mali T628 MP6/600MHz GPU crunching through the graphics. Meizu has also thrown in 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM inside the MX4 Pro. The device will be available in either 16, 32, or 64GB.
Meizu MX4 Pro is here - Quad HD, 20nm Exynos SoC, 20.7MP camera, and complex fingerprint sensor on board


Up front, we have a 5.5-inch, JDI-made display with a resolution of 1536 x 2560 pixels. We also have Gorilla Glass 3 atop.This results in an extremely-high pixel density of 546ppi, which puts the device among the most pixel-dense phones in the world. Meizu says that the MX4 Pro can achieve a maximum brightness of 450 nits - we've definitely seen better.

Right beneath the display, Meizu has crammed in a 3,350mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, the MX4 Pro sports a dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz), LTE, and all the regular bells and whistles you'd normally expect - Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, etc. 

At the rear, we can find a 20.7MP Sony IMX220 Exmor RS camera sensor, protected by sapphire glass. The sensor has a 5-element, 300-degree panoramic lens with an aperture of F/2.2 and a fast, 0.3-second autofocus. 4K video recording, dual-tone flash, and a 100fps burst shooting mode are also among the camera's deep bag of features. The selfie shooter at the front seems pretty adequate (on paper), too - it's a 5MP camera with a 4-element, 84.4-degree wide-angle sensor. 

Despite the rumors that the Meizu MX4 Pro might run either Ubuntu Touch or Alibaba's YunOS, the new Meizu device runs the manufacturer's own Flyme OS skin on top of Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Meizu MX4 Pro is here - Quad HD, 20nm Exynos SoC, 20.7MP camera, and complex fingerprint sensor on board
Among the highlights of the device is mTouch - its own take on a fingerprint sensor. Integrated under the sapphire glass-covered home button, this module will register and process your fingerprints for 0.5 seconds (in Meizu's own words), allowing you to either unlock the device or purchase a Christmas present as fast as it gets. The fingerprint sensor's sensitivity of 508ppi means that it will do its job even if your finger is wet or a little dirty. 

Meizu has also endowed its newest device with something something to woo the audiophiles out there - a TI OPA1612 amplification chip, an advanced DAC master clock architecture, and other Hi-Fi goodies can be found inside. In addition, several ceramic film capacitors and high-precision low-temperature-drift resistors take care of the background noises. Nifty, right?

All in all, the MX4 Pro amps up the game of Meizu's 2014 portfolio, bearing some hefty improvements over the "mundane" MX4. It seems that the device will bear a $410 price tag in China, yet there's no word if it will venture into any other markets just yet. At least we know that the MX4 Pro will come in grey, sand yellow, and white.


source: Meizu

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posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:20 12

1. EC112987 (Posts: 596; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


But why does it look and an apple product!?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:24 29

2. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Looks better than iPhone to me.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:54 1

6. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


thaTs why im selling to this rather than SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:33 2

22. UglyFrank (Posts: 1602; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Note is better than this though

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:14 8

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Looks like the S2 + iPhone. But still a lot better than ether of those.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:32

17. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


damn you! you beat me to it!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:07

19. EC112987 (Posts: 596; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Lmao you guys are right...I do like that even though they look like other devices that they supe them up to be better spec wise.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:13

20. EcoCare (Posts: 414; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Why people link phone with rectangle screen to iPhone? SERIOUSLY.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 10:15 2

25. EC112987 (Posts: 596; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Really? Are you blind? Look at the phones edges and body? It looks a lot like the iPhone 6.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:47

31. HildyJ (Posts: 294; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


The back is curvier and it doesn't have ugly plastic inserts and the camera is centered instead of asymetrically located and the fingerprint sensor is a rectangle which echoes the body instead of a jarring circle. All in all, much more elegant than the iPhone.

The only way it looks like an iPhone is that the both are rectangular.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 18:12

38. EC112987 (Posts: 596; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Well it's not an exact replica but the concept behind the phone is clearly based off an iPhone come on dude lol

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 14:26

32. moaning_bimbo (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


Wow anyone can see that this is a blatant ripoff of the iphone 6 plus. Look sapphire covered camera lense, and sapphire home button fingerprint scanner. Could the Meizu mx4 pro be anymore of a ripoff? Oh, but the company will say "it's curvier and s**t... Square home button not circle"

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 07:08

41. EcoCare (Posts: 414; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


Yeah, just because it has curved edges or dual LED flashes do it mean it copies an iPhone? These are already there from previous phone even before the 6 was released. Every manufacturer makes phones similar to another, but whenever they "stole" ideas from Apple, people are losing their mind.

That's why they are called iSheep. This "Apple did it first" is stupid.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:35 5

3. ianneo (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Looks like some S2 mockup from years ago.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:42 2

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice specs improvement.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:46 1

5. Takeharu (Posts: 200; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


That home buttons looks awful! Preferred the look of the regular MX4 (or MX3 for that matter). But the back is definitely a step in the right direction!
I hope it's priced decently...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 14:27

33. moaning_bimbo (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


But if it was a different shape it would be the iphone 6 plus...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:01 1

7. charming (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


I wsih if I can buy it in Pakistan will it be available on ebay I will buy it

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:08

9. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Nothing is available in Pak :-(

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:23

13. junaidahmed (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


actualy everthing is homeshopping has all phones. even one plus one since the day it was released

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 12:02

27. Ummay (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


never ever buy anything from them. they deliver refurbished handsets but charge as if they are original phones.....

posted on 22 Nov 2014, 09:36

42. junaidahmed (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


They never did that with me, i buy almost everything from there. Always new.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 21:02 1

43. Ummay (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


i ordered them a handset only for once and have shared my experience with you. Not only that the quality of their accessories was even worse than a china made third copy. I told them to replace them twice and guess what every time the same quality was shipped. That charger exploded twice and on both occasions one of the ear buds did'nt bother to work. If you say so then i would say you are pretty lucky you have'nt been tricked so far.....

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 13:23

44. junaidahmed (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


yeah i haven't been tricked yet.. bought a bunch of stuff from there

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:26

30. supermario (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


You can probably get it online a week or 2 after its launch in China albeit at a higher price.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:03 2

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


The amount of resemblance to the iPhone 6/Samsung Galaxy S II is too damn high!!!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:11

10. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Is the processor 64bit?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:00

15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2157; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


No, the 5433 is the 64-bit capable Exynos.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:27

16. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Darn I see. Thanks.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:20 5

12. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


"Meizu says that the MX4 Pro can achieve a maximum brightness of 450 nits - we've definitely seen better. " and yet it beats the Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 both in the under 300 nits category..hmmm

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 12:03

28. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


And the Lumia 1520 has a maximum brightness of over 600 nits.hmmm I agree Deus, seems like certain PA writer put down and lift up whenever they feel like it.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 06:44 3

14. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


S2+iphone?
Wht can't they just get their own design :(

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:42

18. outlaw (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Meizu is really doing very good and is serious about smartphones !!

Competition is always welcome :)

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:30

21. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Prettier if loaded with stock lollipop. Ill buy this if released in my region.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:37 4

23. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


CHINESE APPLE WANNA-BE
COPYCATS AT THEIR BEST !!!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:38

24. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


do you ever stop trolling?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 15:17 1

36. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


are facts called trolling ?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 11:51 1

26. jove39 (Posts: 1826; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Very good device and perhaps only one with such high emphasis on audio quality. Good work Meizu.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 12:53

29. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Obvious iPhone clone.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 14:27

34. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


I am really impressed....Really good work done here!!! Hey guys does anyone knows if this Meizu MX4 pro, works properly ok in European countries?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 14:50

35. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


What about international guarantee ??

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 17:36

37. Luciferbui (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


what is different between Meizu Pro and meizu mx4?

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 18:16

39. nimbostruck14 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Gosh! Why does China get the good stuff?! Especially me being and audiophile type of dude, this ads another reason to move to China

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 18:48 1

40. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


And you can download pirated music for free from the internet there.

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